6 by 6: Library Program

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Helpful ideas of how to use all those wonderful resources contained in our 6 by 6 Large Kits.




Artwork        Skill Cards     Recipe Cards      Lists and Activities    Promotion and Outreach       Interactive Spaces 6 by 6 Alphabet Under Construction Kit-1
What is 6 by 6? This program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop before they learn to read, at about the age of 6. The 6 by 6 program was created by the Johnson County Library  based on the PLA program- Every Child Ready to Read and has now been adopted by the State Library of Kansas for promotion statewide.
Made possible by the State Library of Kansas through a grant from the U.S Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The 11 Large 6 by 6 Kits: All Large 6 by 6 Kits contain at least one activity from the 6 key skill areas of early literacy. Print Motivation: Have Fun with BooksPrint Awareness: Notice Print All Around You, Vocabulary: Talk, Talk, Talk to your children even when they don’t understand what you’re saying, Narrative Skills: Tell Stories About EverythingLetter Knowledge: Look for Letters Everywhere and Phonological Awareness:Take Time to Rhyme, sing                                                                and play word games.

Large Kits Available for Checkout Through ILL

Alphabet Under Construction   Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type   Put It On The List   Little Cloud  The Very Hungry Caterpillar   Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom   Seven Blind Mice    Tip,Tip,Dig Dig    Blue Sea    Mushroom in the Rain     Snowballs

Medium Sized Kits Available For Checkout Through ILL:

Groovy Buttons
 5 Senses           All About Me          Little Monsters: Don’t Fear Monsters
          Groovy Buttons        On the Farm       Can You Dance?  
Babies, Babies, Babies       Bedtime        My New Shoes         Mutt-i-grees
Once Upon a Time   Healthy Me, Healthy You        Oceans         Summer Fun
Zoo Animals          Day and Night           Growing Things       Transportation
                                              Hello School      Home and Family         Fall Harvest            Seasons and Weather
                                                                 Gingerbread Friends                 Winter Time