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Early Literacy: Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Helping children get ready to learn to read!

Read! Resources

*Great Books for Your Babies and Toddlers
Odean, Kathleen
An informative list of over 500 books that are just right for your baby or toddler; includes lots of tips on sharing books, reading aloud, and other resources.
*The New Read-Aloud Handbook
Trelease, Jim
Features lists of more than 12,000 titles, from picture books to novels, which are great for reading aloud.
*Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever
Fox, Mem
A convincing study on reading aloud and its impact on young children and their future ability to read.
*Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success
National Research Council
Helps parents and educators understand the key elements for a child to become a good reader.
an covers many issues faced by families with kids from birth through age three.


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ABCmouse is a comprehensive early learning site for children ages 2 through 7+, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music. It is completely child-safe, with no advertising or links to other websites. Kids just love it!

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