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Early Literacy

Children begin to learn to read and write long before they can actually read a book or write their name. This is called Emergent Literacy. Your Northumberland Early Literacy Consultant, Sasha Korper, is available to support the development of those all important literacy skills. As Chair of the Northumberland Literacy Committee, she coordinates the Great Literacy Race for children in Kindergarten to grade 6. The Committee also offers support to parents of pre-school children with the Kindergarten Readiness brochure, the Road to Kindergarten event at the Northumberland Mall, and a variety of programs offered throughout the year.

For more information email skorper@ymcanorthumberland.com

Northumberland Literacy Committee Member Organizations
YMCA Northumberland – OEYC
Cobourg Public Library
Port Hope Public Library
Trent Hills Public Library
Peterborough Learning Disabilities Assoc. – Northumberland
Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Rebound Child and Youth Services Northumberland
Alpha House
Alderville Student Services
Five Counties Children’s Treatment Centre
Northumberland Child Development Centre
Cook’s Child Care Centre – representing Child Care Centres in Northumberland
READ Centre
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board.
Tips & Resources
Take a look at some of these tips and online resources. These are easy to do with your child and fun for you both!
Online Resources
Plenty of links to help kids get excited about reading.
Toronto Public Library KidsSpace
Big Universe
Read children’s picture books online.
Children’s storybooks online
Cute stories with sound.