For Librarians and Teachers

  • Michigan Reads logoResources for Librarians, Teachers and Others Working with Preschoolers

    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.

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Child Development and Early Literacy Information

Videos on Literacy Techniques

  • 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.

Book Lists

Promoting Storytime

Organizations Supporting Early Literacy