Daily Archives: March 1, 2012

Literacy Resources for Parents and Caregivers


As a parent, it’s easy to have the best of intentions when trying to instill literacy skills and a love of the written word in your children.  After all, study after study has shown the value of reading to children and early literacy skills when it comes to long-term success in school.  However, it’s not always easy to know where to start when it comes to literacy.  There are so many different resources available both online and in print that the amount of choices can be overwhelming.  If you want to learn more about children’s literacy, here are a few selected resources to get you started.

Online resources
Reading is Fundamental: www.rif.org

Kent District Library: Play, Grow, Read: http://www.kdl.org/kids/go/pgr_main

US Department of Education: www.ed.gov

Reading Rockets: www.readingrockets.org

Books
The Joyful Reading Resource Kit by Sally Reis

The Secret of Natural Readers by Ada Anbar

Growing a Reader From Birth by Diane McGuinness

Every Child Ready to Read by the Lee Pesky Learning Center

-Liz V., Youth Services Librarian