Early Literacy

Build Literacy Skills in Children Ages 0-5; Vol. 2, Issue 5

During your day's hustle and bustle ... Remember to READ!

While we all get busy during the day, there are resources that give you a helping hand to keep little learners engaged. PBS Kids is one. They have created some amazing reading and interactive learning resources to help parents and caregivers. We've shared some of these here.

gpbkids.org and PBS KIDS Video App: Explore full episodes, clips, games, and more educational tools for kids from ages 2-8.

PBS KIDS for Parents: Find tips, resources, printables, an Activity Finder and more tools for learning at home with young children, including a special virtual event: Prepping for a Very Different School Year.

To get free resources and activities sent directly to your phone, sign up for Bright by Text by texting GPB to 27448.

Family Reading Tip

Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! Here are some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader.

Online Storytelling

Storyline Online has an online read aloud library of some amazing books read by actors, actresses and many famous public figures and each book plays a video story as the reader goes through each page.

Read 1,000 Books with your child before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Statesboro Regional Library is excited about its new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program that started last October. Any child ages birth to five-years-old can participate as long as they have not started Kindergarten.


Communities across the state are working hard to ensure our children are on track to achieving third-grade reading proficiency—and yours is invited to join this effort.

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Book Resources for children 0-5

Past Issues of Early Literacy Newsletter

Read past issues of the Bulloch County Literacy Council's newsletter, Early Learning, to find even more great tips to help build literacy in pre-school children from birth to age five.

Bulloch County Literacy Council

The Bulloch County Literacy Council is a collaborative group of educators, representatives from literacy organizations, business and civic organization leaders, and community volunteers. Its purpose is to sustain a community collaborative that works to increase Kindergarten readiness for students from birth through Pre-Kindergarten and to support the improvement of literacy levels for all children in Kindergarten through fifth grade.

The Literacy Council's Bulloch READ initiative works to accomplish the following:

  • Reading: Encourage the creation of Reading nooks.
  • Environment: Encourage a literacy-rich Environment.
  • Access: Increase Access to book and reading resources.
  • Development: Increase early brain Development.

Literacy Council's 2nd Annual Reading Nook Photo Contest is Feb. 14 - March 2

The Bulloch County Literacy Council will host its 2nd Annual Reading Nook Photo Contest February 14 through March 2. The contest is sponsored again this year by Kids World Learning Center.

Upload a digital photo of you reading with your child, ages infant to five-years-old, in your favorite reading nook, to www.statesboroherald.com/readingnook anytime during the contest period. A reading nook is anywhere you and your child love to read. Winners will be featured inside the March 5 edition of the Statesboro Herald as we celebrate the end of Read Across America Week and how families help raise readers in Bulloch County.

The community can visit the website as well to vote on their favorite photos. This year the family with the overall winning photo will win a special reading nook with a collection of books. It was crafted from a bedside table donated by Bulloch County's Spike's Habitat for Humanity Restore, refurbished by Statesboro High School Construction students, outfitted with handcrafted cushions from Statesboro First Baptist Church's Caring Threads Ministry, and stocked with new books from the Bulloch County Literacy Council.

About Us

Bulloch County Schools is an internationally accredited public school district in Georgia that serves nearly 11,000 children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Early literacy and grade-level reading are major strategic initiatives of the school district, and it seeks to engage parents, the community, and community partners to effect change and improvement