Tips for Reading with your Children


    For Ages 0-12 Months:

  1. Find somewhere quiet, away from noise, TV and cell phones.
  2. Take time to look at and talk about the pictures.
  3. It doesn’t matter if your baby chews the books to start with. Soon they’ll help you turn the pages.

    For Ages 3-4 Years:

  1. Ask questions when you’re reading such as: “What can you see on this page?” or “How do you think the characters feel?”
  2. Ask your child to tell the story. They can “read” the pictures to you and tell you what’s happening.
  3. If you feel comfortable, try making funny faces or character voices.

    For Ages 4-6 Years:

  1. When you’re finished reading with your child, ask them how they feel about the book.
    1. What did they like?
    2. What didn’t they like?
    3. What can they remember about what happened?

Who was their favorite character? Why?

  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

Join the partnership

The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on.