Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Day by Day Family Literacy Calendar

By Kate Greene Smith, Youth Services and Special Projects Coordinator

Families know early literacy is vital to preparing children for success in school and life. But how do you come up with fresh, new ways to engage little ones amidst the daily routine of feeding, clothing, and caring for them? 

The Day by Day Family Literacy Calendar is here to help! DayByDayTN.com is an interactive, fun-filled, online resource for families to use and share with young children. Families, caregivers, educators, and librarians can use the Day By Day Family Literacy Calendar at home, in the library, classroom, or on the go. With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, books suggestions, and videos, Day By Day supports early literacy skills and helps young children get ready for school. 

Designed to be used anywhere and anytime, DayByDayTN.com has new ideas each day for ways to sing, talk, read, write, and play with pre-school and early elementary children. 

The Day By Day Family Literacy Calendar began as a project of the South Carolina State Library, was refined by the State Library of Ohio, and edited by students of the UT-Knoxville School of Information Sciences and members of the Tennessee Library Association’s Children and Young Adult Roundtable under the direction of the Tennessee State Library & Archives. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a division of the Office of Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett