Early Literacy

Parents and caregivers are a child’s most important teacher. Help your child develop essential language skills by doing these early literacy activities together every day.

Read together every day, even if only for a few minutes. Many children love to hear the same stories over and over, so find favorites!
Talk throughout the day to your child. Point out what you are seeing and doing together, and ask lots of questions!
Sing songs and nursery rhymes! Rhymes help your child learn new words and develop listening and memory skills.
Encourage scribbling! Keep crayons and paper on a table where your child can practice.
Have fun together! Playtime helps children learn important language and social skills.

From books and story times to family literacy workshops and more, we're here to support your child's learning.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Make sure your little ones are as ready as they can be for one of the biggest moments for their young lives! Sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or Learn more

Belly Babies Reads

Did you know your baby can hear you and your partner's voice as early as 23 weeks? Download the Belly Babies Reads bookmark or Learn more

Early Literacy Resources

Book Babies Handouts

External Resources

NAEYC for Families

Articles on learning from the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Zero to Three

Resources on a range of topics about children aged zero to three