From Birth to 4 years old
You can start sharing books with babies from their very first day. Babies love the warmth and comfort of being cuddled in your arms, and hearing the lilt of your voice as you share a story. They’ll associate the sight of a book with special time with you. Pretty soon, they’ll want books they can grab and touch, eat and teethe on, as well as enjoying a remembered story. Birth to four years old covers a wide range of abilities and interests, so we have lots of different lists to get you started.
Building a Classic Library
Gifts for a New Baby
Hip Books for Trendy Toddlers
All About Art Board Books
Trucks, Trucks, Trucks
New Spring Picture Books for Young Readers
Books for Caped Crusaders
Introducing Jazz for Young “Hip Cats”
Twice as Nice? Or Double the Trouble?: Early Childhood Books for Twins
Twins in School-Online Resources
A Trio of Summer Board Books
I Spy. . .Literacy!
Knitting Project – Momma Bunny from The Runaway Bunny
Toddler Games – “Smell Dat”, a Spice Game
Sewing Project – Supercapes for Superheroes!
Creative Fun – Images and Designs, Cookie Cutters and Coloring Pages
A New Love and Lens for the Zoo
Being in the Book: THE SNOWY DAY
Have a Party With Your Bear Day is November 16th
Edgar Gets Ready for Bed
Nino Wrestles the World: A Review
This is Not My Hat!: Review
Favorite Colors–From Babies and Beyond
Otto the Book Bear: A Review
Revisiting the Night Sky: New Picture Books
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes: An Easter Book!
How Many Donkeys? A New Arabic Counting Tale
Book Review: Isabella Girl on the Go
Wow! Oceans!: Recommended!
What to Read to a Newborn
My First Hanukkah Books
Summer Reads (2011): Infants and Toddler
My Name is Not Isabella: Book Review
The Return of Favorite Characters
What’s in a Name?
More Ken Nesbitt with MORE BEARS
For the Easter Basket.. .
A Non-traditional Passover
Dump and Stir
Two New Books for Spring
A World of Alphabet Blocks
Many Languages, Many Alphabets
Teaching Mommy to Read
Two New Books by Rachel Isadora
I Hate TV. . .But YouTube is Another Story
A Special Reading Place
First the Egg
On Flamingos and Other Obsessions
When the Story Isn’t the Narrative
Ministry of Funny Voices
Book Pairings: One for You and One for Me
Holiday Shopping for Book Lovers
Family Traditions: Don’t Forget the Books
A Book I Don’t Like
A Pipkin of Pepper (What We’re Reading Right Now)
How Babies Talk: The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years
by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff & Kathy Hitsh-Pasek
If we could recommend just one book on early language development for parents, care-givers, and teachers, this would be the one. The authors have created a wonderful resource for a wide audience that shares current understanding of how child language develops, what to expect with the children in our lives, and how to nurture each stage. The research is written in an easy-to-read style, and followed by simple “Try This. . .” strategies.
Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children
This position statement is issued jointly by two professional organizations dedicated to children’s literacy education and development (the National Association for the Education of Young Children[NAEYC] and the International Reading Association [IRA].) Don’t be scared off! As their introduction indicates, “the principles and practices suggested here also will be of interest to any adults who are in a position to influence a young child’s learning and development—parents, grandparents,older siblings, tutors, and other community members.” This is a wonderful article about early childhood literacy development.