"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." ~ Emilie Buchwald
It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Reading to your child at an early age will help build your child’s vocabulary, stimulate their imagination, and improve their communication skills.
The below websites provide tips for helping your child build the skills they need to become successful readers.
This website uses phonics and phonemic awareness to teach children how to read.
Leading to Reading
This site was created by Reading is Fundament (RIF) to help parents and childcare providers develop the language skills of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The site includes nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games, and songs. There is also a page for parents with videos and activities to encourage reading.
Center for Early Learning Literacy (CELL)
This website has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children birth to five years of age. It includes several tips and activities for encouraging your child to listen, communicate, and learn the building blocks for early literacy.
U.S. Department of Education Helping Your Child Become a Reader
This site introduces activities for children from infancy to age six.
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.