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Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read is the foundation of all San Antonio Public Library early literacy initiatives.

About Pre-Reading Skills

Research shows that children who learn six critical pre-reading skills before they start kindergarten become better readers. Children who do not know these skills when they come to school have a much more difficult time learning to read.

Select from the drop-down menu or click on each skill listed below to get book lists and suggestions for developing each skill.

Print Awareness

Phonological Awareness

Letter Knowledge


Narrative Skills

Print Motivation