Early childhood is a time for tremendous learning.  Whether you’re a new parent or a veteran, the following information can help you and your child start exploring the wonders of print.  You don’t need us to tell you that children who are ready to read do better in school, but we do want to share some strategies that will give both you and your child a solid literacy foundation.


How to Read Out Loud With Your Baby or Toddler

How to Read Out Loud With Your Preschooler

Roots of Reading With Fred Rogers


Getting Ready to Read
Tools to help your child develop an awareness of words and sounds.


Parent Magazine
Developing Motor Skills

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Help Your Child Build Fine Motor Skills

Products and Resources

Magnetic Letters (Available at many stores)
Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Book from Amazon)
Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Video)

Suggested Books and Reading

Scholastic Summer Reading Guide For All Ages

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