Enhance Early Literacy with TALES Kits

With the Library District’s new TALES Kits, Larimer County parents and caregivers can help their children develop early literacy skills when they can’t make it to Library Storytimes.

With Take Away Literacy Enhancement Skills (TALES) Kits, the Poudre River Public Library District has developed a way for parents to bring storytime home with them.

Each theme-based kit includes user-friendly activity guides, books, manipulatives, oral storytelling props, music CDs, and engaging activities in 10 curriculum areas. Some of the kits available for check out include the colors, dinosaurs, earth and the environment, food and nutrition, insects, nursery rhymes, space, and many more. Visit the Library District’s website for a full listing.

TALES Kits were designed with the five early literacy practices of Every Child Ready to Read in mind: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. According to Every Child Ready to Read, these practices have been proven to help children get ready to read.

Library members can request a TALES Kit by contacting the Poudre River Library Answer Center via email or phone: (970-221-6740). Members are asked to have their library card number available when requesting Kits. When the Kit is ready to be picked up, it can be checked out at the member’s specified library.

TALES Kits can be checked out for three weeks and returned to any of the three library branches. Due to the limited number of kits, no renewals are allowed.

Any Kit returned after the three-week check out period will be subject to an extended use fee of 10 cents per day. Lost or damaged books will be billed to the cardholder at an amount of $10 per book.

Visit the Library District’s website, or one of their three branches, for more information.