• Michigan Reads logoEarly Literacy Resources For Parents and Caregivers
    Below are links to early literacy resources in Michigan and around the country. You can also find background information in the About Michigan Reads! section and materials from individual program years in the links on the left.


Videos on Literacy Techniques

  • Storyblocks Short video demonstrations of early literacy teaching techniques from the Colorado State Library
  • 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

  • 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.

Organizations Supporting Early Literacy