This parent corner is designed to educate parents about the importance of being their child’s first teacher. Parents will gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits of talking and reading to their children often. Working with your children as early as infancy will give them a strong foundation of early literacy skills before they enter kindergarten.
Between the Lions
The Between the Lions parent center is a great website for finding activities and daily tips about simple strategies parents can use each day working with their children. There are also interactive, educational games and a recommended reading list for parents.
Early Literacy Tips
The Early Literacy Tips website offers a top ten list to get children “on the road to reading” as well as a selection of preschool literacy tips for families to make reading and writing meaningful.
Get Ready to Read
The Get Ready to Read Parent Page provides parents with essential tools promoting reading readiness and success. It offers a free screening evaluation for home use in order to gauge a child’s strengths and weaknesses. Activities, checklists and more information for parents are also provided.
National Children’s Literacy Website
The National Children’s Literacy Website is a unique children’s literacy initiative and is part of the Soho Center’s National Children’s Literacy Information Project. It is a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to advancing the literacy skills of young children, promoting literacy as an integral factor in the growth of society, and enhancing literacy in a variety of home and child care settings.
From Babbling to Books is a video presentation discussing research based strategies for developing language and pre-reading skills in young children.
Read to Me
Read to Me focuses on six important early literacy skill areas. It provides information on how to choose books for your family, book lists, video clips on the importance of reading to your children and more.