Early Literacy Resources

Through the support of Thrive by Five,
Washington - Culture of Literacy project,
the Inland Northwest Early Learning Alliance
(INWELA) regional coalition partners are excited
to offer the following video learning
These videos can be used to illustrate techniques for reading and telling stories to young children in group child care and parent education settings. The videos also can be used to support language and literacy school readiness.

Finger plays: Spokane County Library District staff demonstrate their favorite nursery rhymes, finger plays and tickle songs. They include ideas for what to do, or sing, while diapering, making dinner or at the grocery store.

Finger plays: Bee Hives

Finger plays: 5 Little Monkeys Swinging from a Tree

Finger plays: Five Fat Peas

Finger plays: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Tips on reading with a group of children: Spokane County Library District staff demonstrate reading in a group, asking questions and how to redirect or engage children back to the story.

Storytime with Wilma Video

Six skills of early literacy:
Spokane County Library District staff share tips and resources to support early literacy in child care and between parents and children.

Special appreciation and acknowledgement goes out
to the Spokane County Library
District youth services librarians,
staff and their children for their
support and participation in the
project and NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101
for the production and editing
of these videos.
 Boy with Books