Weblinks to Learn More About Early Literacy

Check out these resources for more information about Early Literacy


Baby Sign Language


This site provides many free resources to help you communicate with your baby using sign language. There are tutorials, a video dictionary, flash cards and a wall chart.


ELSIE: Early Literacy Storytime Ideas Exchange


Find books to help children develop Early Literacy skills


Illinois Early Learning Project


IEL Tip Sheets are easy-to-read, one-page resources on a variety of topics of interest to parents and teachers of young children. The Tip Sheets are available in several languages.

Leading to Reading (Sponsored by Reading is Fundamental)


Learn songs, stories, rhymes and fingerplays, plus get some great literacy tips.

Mama Lisa's World


Words, audio and simple hand motions for many of the traditional English nursery rhymes.


Metropolitan Family Services-DuPage


This organization provides parent education services to families with children ages birth to 3 years.


PLAY-GROW-READ-Simple Crafts for Early Literacy Skills


Early Literacy crafts and activities developed by the staff at the Kent District Library


Positive Parenting DuPage


This organization provides educational materials for parents and caregivers, as well as links to other local organizations.


Project H.E.L.P.


Take a parent education class or learn more about area preschools in their "Preschool Guidebook".


Reading Rockets


Strategies and ideas to help young readers.


Story Blocks


Learn some new songs and rhymes to share with your child. These fun videos were created by Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.


Zero to Three


Check out the map of a baby's brain and learn ways to support your child's early learning.