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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.

ABCmouse

ABCmouse is a comprehensive early learning site for children ages 2 through 8. Learning activities cover 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!

ABCmouse is now available at home or in our libraries

  • ABCmouse inside the library - use this link when you are visiting the library.
     
  • ABCmouse at home - use this link to check out the program for 4 weeks. The home check out comes with the same games and activities, as well as an Assessment Center to track your child's progress in different developmental areas. You can track up to 3 children on one account.

Sing! Resources

Talk! Resources

Play! Resources

Write! Resources

Early Literacy, Child Development & Parenting Resources