Help parents build early literacy skills at home in September! You’ll find craft activities, math and science projects, books celebrations, and fun celebrations, like Teddy Bear Day and National Play-Doh Day.
Give parents fun ways to transition their little ones into fall with an August calendar full of early literacy activities. Get ideas for crafts, math and science activities, books, and fun celebrations, like Friendship Day and Coloring Book Day.
Help parents keep their little ones entertained this summer with a month full of early literacy activities in July. Get ideas for crafts, math and science activities, books, songs, and fun celebrations, like National Ice Cream Day and National Moon Day.
Keep little ones happy this summer with a month full of early literacy activities in June. Get ideas for crafts, STEM activities, books, songs, and fun celebrations, like Best Friends Day and Repeat Day.
Make parents happy with a month full of early literacy activities to do at home this May. Get ideas for crafts, STEM activities, books, songs, and fun celebrations, like May Day and National Space Day.
Give parents fun ways to build literacy skills at home this April with a month full of early literacy activities they can do with their little ones. Find fun celebrations, like Animal Crackers Day; craft ideas; book suggestions; and more!
Welcome spring with a March calendar full of early literacy activities parents can do at home with their little ones. Find craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, songs, and much more!
Spread the love in February with a month full of early literacy activities parents can do at home with their little ones. Find craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, songs, and much more!
Help parents get the new year off to a fun start with early literacy activities they can do at home with their little ones. In the January calendar, you’ll find unique days to celebrate, like National Sticker Day, as well as craft ideas, book suggestions, and much more!
This holiday season, give parents the gift of early literacy activities they can do at home with their little ones. The December calendar includes celebrations, craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, songs and much more!
Our November Early Literacy Activity Calendar is overflowing with simple activities parents can do with their kids to celebrate Thanksgiving, autumn and much more!
Give parents a treat this October with early literacy activities they can do at home with their little ones. Celebrate fun days like Homemade Cookies Day and Color Day with crafts, math and science activities, books, songs and more!
Give parents easy early literacy activities that they can do at home with their little ones this autumn. Get fun ideas for crafts, math and science activities, books, songs and more!
Summer may be winding down, but you can still help parents and caregivers keep kids entertained this August with simple and fun early literacy activities that celebrate Friendship Day, National S’mores Day, National Dog Day and more!
Give parents simple early literacy activities they can use to keep their kids learning this summer. The July calendar offers craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, songs and fun celebration ideas for National Ice Cream Day, National Dance Day and more!
Help parents build early literacy skills at home this summer! You’ll find ideas like celebrating Best Friends Day along with craft activities, math and science projects, books and more!
Give parents fun and easy ways to build early literacy skills at home. The May calendar is filled with crafts, math and science activities, book suggestions, songs and more!
Make parents and little ones smile with lots of early literacy activities they can do together at home to celebrate April Fools’ Day, National Pet Day, National Superhero Day and more!
Help parents bring winter cheer into their homes with a month of early literacy activities, crafts and books they can share with their little ones in December.
Too Small to Fail’s campaign “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” provides you with early literacy resources to help you further your goals of empowering parents and enriching the lives of young children.
Libraries are a welcoming and safe place for everyone and you can help ensure this message gets across to your patrons from the very beginning. Learn ways you can practice inclusivity in storytime and throughout your library.
Head of Youth Services and #weneeddiversebooks advocate Angie Manfredi gives you 10 children’s book picks to diversify your storytimes.
Learn how to evaluate your collection for diversity! Get diverse books and multicultural author suggestions, plus activities to help create a culture of inclusivity.
Have you ever wondered what to tell parents and caregivers when they ask “Is it ok to share digital picture books with my child?” Early childhood expert Elizabeth Stilwell helps answer this question and shares advice and resources for librarians and caregivers.
Engaging a reluctant reader can be a challenge, but Mo Willems is here to help! Supplement his engaging books with these Elephant and Piggie activities.
Reading aloud every day can have a big impact on a child’s future success. Join Read Aloud 15 MINUTES and share this literacy program with your community.
Hand this September calendar full of early literacy activities to parents and you’re giving them a valuable tool for sharing learning with their kids every day.
Kendra Jones and Cory Eckert, creators of Storytime Underground, share multicultural activities, books, songs, rhymes and resources for creating diverse storytimes.
Four County Career Center has found the perfect tool for supporting teen parents in teaching early literacy skills — The Very Ready Reading Program.
By collaborating with Reach Out and Read clinics to improve early literacy from birth, your library can have a greater impact on the lives of the children in your community.
Human relationships and interactions play a key role during the first thousand days of a child’s life. Learn from Dr. Navsaria, founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, about the importance of early literacy, how toxic stress and early adversity can lead to lifelong issues and some key concepts about literacy development.
The spectacular early literacy programming at Redwood City Public Library has established the institution as a leader in education and outreach, passionately supporting childhood development and literacy in their community.
Your library is an important resource for your community — get the word out! Learn all about how the Take Your Child to the Library Day initiative started, discover how to get involved, and explore engaging program ideas, past success stories and online resources.
Raise awareness of your library’s services in your community and find ways to reach underserved populations with the 3 Ps of library outreach, a formula to help you plan your next outreach event and partner with community service providers for maximum impact.
6 Myths About Diversity in Early Childhood Storytimes (and How We Can Read Diverse Books in Our Library’s Storytime Now)
Our population is becoming more and more diverse, with the youngest generation leading the way. We owe it to all our readers to offer diverse books during storytime, deepening the connections we are making and furthering our goal of building a solid reading foundation.
When children are not given opportunities to experience language through books and other interactions, disparities develop that can last a lifetime. Pediatrician Dr. Navsaria teaches us how to combat this and empower parents!
While the neuroscience behind language acquisition and reading readiness is complex, the pathway to early literacy development is not. All a child needs is a caregiver with basic instruction on some purposeful activities that can be consistently worked into everyday activities.