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Read Early and Often

Although it seems babies are too young to enjoy being read to, they’re learning something new at every stage.

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Literacy Skills: The Roots of Reading Start at Birth

Reading to your baby from birth can help foster strong reading skills and a growing vocabulary.

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How to Introduce Toddlers and Babies to Books

This resource provides research-based tips on how to share books with babies and toddlers to maximize the joy and learning of book-reading and to nurture a lifelong love of books.

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Storyline Online

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

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Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

From bath time to meal time, check out our tips for incorporating talking, reading, and singing into your everyday routine.

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Talking is Teaching Sesame Street Family Guide

A fun resource guide with lots of talking, reading, and singing tips to choose from, as well as developmental milestones for literacy.

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Q&A with Dr. Amy Emerson: Building Early Language Skills

A conversation with an expert on specific ways parents and caregivers can support early literacy and nurture young readers.

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Talking is Teaching Video: Read

Jennifer Garner, Amanda Peet, and Lena Headey share how reading with young children has a lifelong impact on healthy development.

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Reading Rockets Reading Tips for Parents in multiple languages

Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home. Our one-page parent tips offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers.

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The Library Network

Looking for new books to read to your children?  Visit your local Library to get your library card and ask for details on how to get your Library Network Card.

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Get Ready to Read!

Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.

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