For Librarians and Teachers
Below are links to early literacy resources in Michigan and around the country. For a short overview of the program, view the Michigan Reads! Overview, a 6 minute recorded webinar. You can also find background information in the About Michigan Reads! section and materials from individual program years in the links on the left.> None
- Every Child Ready to Read - Workshops for Librarians and Parents
- Statewide Early Literacy Training for Public Library Staff 2013 Materials from the New York State Library for public library staff.
- Michigan Reads! Developing Literacy Literature review and tips and techniques for developing the components of early literacy by age group.
- Reach out and Read Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy (English)
- 0-5 Developmental Timeline
- 0-5 Literacy Development Timeline
- Articles for Parents, Teachers, Librarians, Caregivers and Pediatricians
- Michigan Department of Education "Collaborating for Success" Parent Engagement Toolkit
- Early On - Michigan
- Collaborating for Success - MDE Parent Engagement Toolkit
- Literacy Research: Literacy Offerings and Library Reading Programs
From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Includes two great documents, Offering Library Reading Programs: Top Ten Tips for Librarians, and Why library reading programs matter: 10 Tips for Parents & Caregivers.
- Mind in the Making: Books and Tips that Promote Life Skills A list of books by the skills they can promote with tip sheets for each book from the Families and Work Institute. Includes Focus and Self Control, Perspective Taking, Communicating, Making Connections, Critical Thinking, Taking on Challenges, and Self-Directed Engaged Learning.
- Ready to Read Ready to Read at New York Public Libraries has a significant amount of early literacy materials for libraries.
- Too Small to Fail Guides and training materials from the Too Small to Fail campaign to improve health and well-being of children age 0 to 5.
- Storyblocks Short video demonstrations of early literacy teaching techniques from the Colorado State Library
- Storytime Skill Builders
Videos on Adult Participation, Bilingual Storytime, Dialogic Reading, Gross Motor Skills, etc. from Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
- Views2 Early Literacy Techniques Demonstrations of teaching alphabetic knowledge, communication, comprehension, language use, phonological awareness, print concepts, vocabulary and writing concepts in story time. Videos done by the University of Washington Information School. See links on the right side of the page.
- Books to Read to Babies
- Books to Read to Toddlers and Preschoolers
Many More Books to Read by Age Group or Theme. Hosted at the Internet Archive.
- Books About Reading to Young Children
- Books for Adults Who Read to Babies
- Books for Adults Who Read to Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Mother Goose Best Book Lists
- Recommended Literature List
California Dept. of Education database of K-12 literature with annotations that include Michigan's content standards, non-English language items, cultural relevancy, etc.
- Online Story Books for Children (free)
- How to do a Lapsit Storytime from the State Library of Iowa
- Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference from the American Library Association
- Day By Day VA: Family Literacy Calendar 365 days of activities, book suggestions, materials, etc. Great site!
- Read Aloud.org
Site encouraging 15 minutes of reading a day to young children
- Storytime Underground
Great site with Guerilla Storytime materials, Storytime University and lots and lots of ideas for librarians.
- American Dream with Dollar General Grants
- Association for Library Service to Children A resource for those supporting children's literacy development through libraries, the website includes booklists, a list of the most notable children's books by year, and website suggestions for children.
- Campaign for Grade Level Reading
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning This website is a national resource center than includes multiple resources for educators, including research briefs, tool kits, training modules, and booklists.
- Colorin Colorado This bilingual website provides information for parents and educators of children who are English language learners. The site includes information about supporting literacy development, research, tip sheets for parents and educators, and booklists.
- Heifer International
- Help Me Grow - Resources
- Let's Read, Let's Move at Serve.Gov
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Office for Literacy and Outreach Services
- Parents & Summer Reading Resources from the Collaborative Summer Library Program
- Reach Out and Read See the Resource Center section.
- Reading Is Fundamental
- Reading Rockets
- Saroj Ghoting's Early Childhood Literacy Site
Includes training materials, handouts, research information, etc.
- Spell Project - Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries The Colorado State Library's SPELL Project -- Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries
- Talking is Teaching Resources and tips on what you can do to help your baby thrive during the first 36 months.
- Zero to Three Zero to Three is a website that provides information to parents and caregivers about the social-emotional development of infants and toddlers. The site includes downloadable resources, webinars, and other tools to support the development of social-emotional skills.