Brain Development & Early Literacy
in Infants and Toddlers
Research on early brain development pulled from a variety of early childhood
web sources. By National Child Care Information Center.
Good summary of brain development and cognitive development in infants
and toddlers. From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Administration for Children & Families.
Grow Up Reading
Brain development and emergent literacy information, as well
as activities and lists of books to read, for several
stages of development including babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Reading & Language
Reading and communication milestones for various stages of childhood:
babies, toddlers, and young children.
"Crib notes" of early brain development. Easy-to-read summaries
that bring research to life and deepen our understanding of children's development.
Zero to Three's Brain Wonders
In question and answer format, presents recent research on brain
development and early literacy of children newborn to age three. Separates
information for parents, child care providers, and health
10 Ways Kids Connect @ The Library
Tips to help make reading fun with suggestions for age categories: "From
Birth" and "Toddler - Preschool". From the American Library
Babies Are Born Learning
Tri-fold in English or Spanish to help parents understand ways to help
their children birth to five years through play, reading, talking,
listening and showing respect for their children.
Literacy program for newborns and their parents from the Friends of
Born To Read: How To Raise A Reader
What we know about early literacy and advice for raising a reader.
From the American Library Association.
Defines early literacy, identifies skill areas, and offers tips for
choosing books and reading aloud. From the Hennepin County
EVERY CHILD READY TO READ @ your library
Resources to help libraries provide early literacy information.
Literacy program to help boys find "stuff they like to read".
Includes "Guys' Picks For Young Guys".
Learning To Read
Tips and resources to help develop reading skills.
Useful ideas to help teach children to read and have fun doing it.
Reach Out And Read
Early literacy program that makes books a part of pediatric care.
Ready To Learn
Educational Children's television programming from the Public
Service (PBD) to support early literacy.
Connection Project Centre
Pulls together research quotes and has suggestions of early literacy
activities for teachers and parents to do with their young children.
Your Baby, Toddler and
Ways for parent to build a child's early literacy skills. Good
section on choosing good books, reading aloud, and language-rich homes.
From Reading is Fundamental.
Wisconsin Early Literacy Resources
Links to "Beginning With Books" and "Books for Beginning Readers" for
bibliographies of books for babies, toddlers, and young children from
the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of
Links to early childhood programs from the Waisman Center.
Early Childhood Project Contacts by State - Wisconsin
Early Childhood project coordinators and contacts for Wisconsin from the
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.
Position statement on early literacy intervention form the Wisconsin
State Reading Association.
Links to information for emergent literacy from WI LEARNS (Wisconsin
Literacy Education And Reading Network Source).
Kids and Libraries
Draft of a Public Library Funding Initiative from the Wisconsin Library
Online Reading Resources
Kid Care: Reading Aloud
Suggestions and guidelines for reading aloud from the National Network
For Child Care organization.
Book It! Beginners
Read aloud program for preschool and prekindergarten children sponsored
by Pizza Hut.
Children's Literature for Preschoolers
Links to web sites of authors of children's books for students in
preschool and primary grades.
Color'n Colorado: Helping Kids Learn to Read . . . and Succeed!
Information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents.
Concentrates on school-age children, but some information for young
children as well. It's bilingual.
Parent Page Handouts on a variety of topics including choosing books
for young children and reading with your child. In English and
Explains what behaviors to expect from children (birth to age five), how
they learn, what children learn about language, and activities to enjoy
with children at four different age-levels.
Links to tips for reading aloud from Literacy Connections, a web site
which promotes literacy and a love of reading.
Tip sheets and activity calendar for parents to support early literacy.
Songs to build reading and language arts skills. Includes sound
clips for some songs.
Treasury Of Read Alouds
Lists of recommended wordless books, picture books, and other read
aloud books from Jim Trelease's "The Read Aloud Handbook".
Books To Grow On
Recommended books for children from birth to age three with age ranges:
"0-6 Months", "6-12 Months", "12 - 18 Months", and
"18 Months to 3 Years". From the American Library Association.
A comprehensive guide to English-language children's book awards.
Children's Book Corner
Recommended book titles by age with picture of book cover included in
PBS Building a Home Library: Preschool
Suggested titles to use in building a home library
Picture Books Too Good
List of picture books that can be shared by adults and children together
from the University of Northern Iowa.
Printable list of recommended books by episode (five books with similar
themes for each episode) from the PBS Television show, "Between the
A family-friendly web site with stories and activities where children
can have fun while learning to read.
Online stories from the PBS Television show, "Between the Lions".
The Children's Digital Library
Online stories, activities, and reading lists for eleven different
themes from the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County,
South Carolina. Also in