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6-by-6 Kits

Six Skills by Six Years Kits contain books and resources for implementing the 6 by 6 Ready-to-Read program which emphasizes early literacy skills. Funding was provided by the Kansas State Library and the kits are designed for pre-school and daycare use with children, ages birth to 6.

From the Kansas State Library website
In efforts to help children aged birth to six years of age prepare to read, the State Library of Kansas adapted the local 6 by 6: Ready to Read program created by Johnson County Library to a statewide early childhood literacy program now available to every public library in Kansas. 6 by 6 is a parent-friendly early literacy program modeled after the national Every Child Ready to Read @ your library program. This program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop, before they learn to read, at about the age six.

The Six Skills

  • Have Fun with Books

  • Notice Print All Around You

  • Talk, Talk, Talk

  • Look for Letters Everywhere

  • Tell Stories About Everything

  • Take Time to Rhyme

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