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Online Activities for Preschoolers


Discover virtual opportunities to help develop important early literacy skills.

According to Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting in her book Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library®, early literacy is what children know about verbal and non-verbal communication, language, reading and writing before they can read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school, so help your preschoolers learn important skills early so they can become good readers later. Visit the Early Literacy section of the Library Express, Curbside and Virtual Services online guide to get daily early literacy activities and a monthly scavenger hunt to help children get ready to learn to read.

Extend the fun by viewing FCPL’s virtual storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers. Follow FCPL on YouTube and Facebook for new video notifications, and search “storytime” in the online events calendar and filter by “digital programs” to find out when branch staff are hosting live Zoom storytimes.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant