A state initiative, Cruise into Kindergarten, is helping parents and librarians find ways to develop essential early literacy skills that get children ready for kindergarten through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.
The initiative includes a website for parents and children. On this website are games devoted to early literacy, tips to encourage parent/child interaction while using digital media, and lists of great books.
Librarians have been trained using Every Child Ready to Read and will be incorporating early literacy tips and practices into their story times. Parents can find the Cruise site at www.pacruisetok.org