6 by 6 Early Literacy Activity Kits are available. Check them out to use in your library. Contact your Regional System or request online through Interlibrary Loan.
For ideas on how to use the kits, take a look at our Quick Start Guide.
All Large 6 by 6 Kits contain at least one activity for each of the six key skill areas of early literacy:
Have Fun with Books
Notice Print All Around You
Talk, Talk, Talk
Tell Stories About Everything
Look for Letters Everywhere
Take Time to Rhyme, Sing and Play Word Games
Kits available for checkout - NWKLS 6x6 page.
Concerned about small pieces in the kits?
Here is a sign you can print and post in your children’s area.
Take a look at page 2 of the Quick Start Guide for other ideas.
Want to know more about borrowing the kits?
Here is the procedures document for the kits, or contact the State Library.
Circle Storytime Kits
6 by 6 Circle Storytime are available. Check them out to use in your library or child care program. Borrow from NorthWest Kansas Library System through Interlibrary Loan.
Each kit includes:
Six or more high quality picture books on a theme
Texts of related songs, rhymes and fingerplays
Accompanying activities, like puppets you can use to retell a story
Suggested online resources for planning storytime
Parent handouts related to the theme
Ready to borrow one?
Request as you normally would request an ILL.
Trouble with ILL? Search the Kansas Library Catalog for: 6 by 6 circle storytime kit (no quotation marks).
Be sure you have a checkmark in front of Norwest Passage when searching.
Need help finding them? Contact NWKLS ILL staff at 800-432-2858.
6 by 6 Storypack Backpacks are available. These are a great resource to lend to individual families. As of 2016, these are a floating collection for ILL. See this page for deails.
Need book ideas? You're in the right place! Check out the following:
- Johnson County Library's recommended books for developing early literacy skills