Weblinks to Learn More About Early Literacy

Check out these resources for more information about Early Literacy

 

Baby Sign Language

http://www.babysignlanguage.com/

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

http://www.hclib.org/BirthTo6/ELSIE.cfm

Find books to help children develop Early Literacy skills

 

Illinois Early Learning Project

http://illinoisearlylearning.org/menus/tipsheets.htm

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)

http://www.rif.org/kids/leadingtoreading/en/leadingtoreading.htm

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


Mama Lisa's World

http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=heh

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

 

Metropolitan Family Services-DuPage

http://www.metrofamily.org/community-centers/dupage/default.aspx

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

 

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

http://www.kdl.org/kids/go/pgr_development_activities

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

 

Positive Parenting DuPage

http://www.positiveparentingdupage.org/

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

 

Project H.E.L.P.

http://www.projecthelpdupage.org/about.shtml

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

 

Reading Rockets

http://www.readingrockets.org/

Strategies and ideas to help young readers.

 

Story Blocks

http://www.storyblocks.org/

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

http://www.zerotothree.org/

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