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Born Learning
Provides parents with information on how children learn and tips for making daily activities early literacy activities. 
 
Get Ready to Read!Parent/child activity cards, home literacy checklist, online early literacy skills building games, and an 8 minutes video that shows fun ways for parents to help get their child ready to read.
 
Get Set 4 Kindergarten: A Service of the Public Library of Charlotte &Mecklenburg County
Parent checklists and monthly “Getting Ready to Read” and “Kindergarten Skills Development” newsletters that feature one early literacy skill to focus on that month, several activities to practice that skill, a short booklist for kids, and one or two book suggestions for parents.
 
Hennepin County Library; Birth to Six
1-2 minutes video clips of parents reading with their children, reading tip handouts in several languages, fingerplays/songs, how to select books, booklists, and a great newsletter.
 
Talaris Research Institute1 minute “Spotlight” video clips about parenting best practices, child development timeline, and links to research articles.

 
Books
Baby Read-Aloud Basics: Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words
Caroline Blakemore and Barbara Weston Ramirez
 
For parents of 0-2 year olds.  Parents will learn early literacy development ages and stages, book selection tips, interactive reading techniques, when and how often to read, establish reading routines, incorporate reading in bilingual homes, and more.  Step-by-step instructions, scripted demonstrations, and recommended books are included.
 
Beyond Bedtime Stories: A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills from Birth to 5V. Susan Bennett-Armistead
 
Parents will find early literacy milestones to watch for and tips for integrating early literacy such as reading, writing, talking, and listening into daily activities around the house.  The book is organized by spaces such as kitchen, bedroom, living room etc. 
 
Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos: a guide to choosing, reading and loving books together
Susan Straub and KJ Dell'Antonia
 
Ties research to practical tips on reading to unborn babies, new borns, and those busy little ones who can’t sit still and shouldn’t be expected to.  Great milestone charts for parents to refer to and lots of booklists. 

 
Make a Recommendation
If you would like to recommend a resource email full title information, a brief description, and author if it is a book or url if it is a website to Katie Anderson
 
All recommendations will be reviewed carefully by the Oregon State Library and Oregon Commission on Children and Families.  The purpose of this website is to provide a few carefully selected resources to help busy librarians and Healthy Start family support workers plan storytimes or one-on-one books sharing sessions. 

 
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