Early Literacy & Tips for Reading to Children
Early Literacy is what children know about reading before they know how to read. Early literacy guides offer simple tips on how to help children grow into strong readers, as well as book suggestions, and tips for making the most of reading time with your child.
Early Literacy Guides (National Institute for Literacy)
The Shining Stars and Dad's Playbook booklets are designed to guide parents with helping their children develop reading skills. Each booklet includes age-appropriate activites and checklists.
Early Literacy Websites
- Reading Tips for Parents (National Education Association)
Info in Spanish,
Reading to School Age Children
Reading to Children in Grades Four Through Six
Promote Reading for all Children
- Imagination Library | Books from Birth
This program sends an age appropriate book each month to children under 5. Sign your child up for this free program available to all preschool children in Tennessee.
- Mother Goose Club (preschool)
Sing and dance to favorite nursery rhymes with Teddy Bear, Jack B. Nimble, Little Bo Peep, Baa Baa Sheep, Mary Quite Contrary, and Eep Mouse.
- Birth to Six: Early Literacy
Early Reading tips and information. You'll find reading tips in 12 languages.
- Reading is Fundamental: Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers
Suggests types of books for each state of development.
- PBS Parents Guide to Reading & Language
- Growing Up Reading
Reading activity suggestions for babes, toddlers, preschoolers, to first graders.
Bringing Books to Life
Bringing Books to Life! is the Library’s early literacy outreach program serving day cares and families. Check out our blog for book reviews, articles on early literacy, and information on how to help your child become a lifelong reader.
Learn more about Bringing Books to Life.