These parent and child programs were designed by educators at the Pennsylvania Center for the Book to be used by professionals who are training parents or caregivers to support young children's literacy learning.
Libraries / Literacy Programs
The Children's Literature Connection is an organization dedicated to the advancement of children's literature. Goals include encouraging networking and collaboration among writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, editors, parents, and others, and strengthening the connection between the people who create children's books and the people who use them.
These resources from the Pierce County Library in Tacoma, WA include Spanish-language booklists and pamphlets for parents on early literacy tips and activities.
Talking About Wordless Picture Books: A Tutor Strategy Supporting English Language Learners is designed to support tutors who are working with low-intermediate English language learner (ELL) parents in family literacy programs. Developed by NCFL with funding from UPS, the strategy provides detailed instructional activities to help ELL parents build and practice English conversational skills.
Pierce County Library System in Washington offers a Web page full of early learning resources, like downloadable information sheets with ideas to make everyday activities a learning experience, booklets with reading tips, and podcasts about pre-reading strategies.
SummerReading.org is a website hosted by the public libraries of New York, Brooklyn, and Queens. The website suggests bilingual books and activities for kids, teens, and adults, as well as other online resources.
Choice Literacy provides over 700 professionally-produced and edited video and print sources from and for literacy educators. Choice Literacy offers a subscription-based Web site, DVD Workshop Kits, seminars for literacy leaders, and a free weekly e-newsletter.
This website from the Seattle Public Library offers kids a guide for choosing books for summer reading.
This website allows New York Public Library users to browse the system's free online collection of audiobooks, e-books, video, and more. While users must have a NYPL card to access the database, it offers a helpful example of the kinds of resources that more libraries are using. Audiobooks are also available in Spanish.
Information about Albuquerque's Summer Reading program with information on prizes and library events.