November 12, 2018

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books.

According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.

October 31, 2018

How we read to preschoolers is as important as how frequently we read to them. Children learn most from books when they are actively involved. One technique that encourages children to participate is called dialogic reading.

Dialogic reading is an interactive technique developed at the Stony Brook Reading and Language Project and is based on the extensive research of Grover J. Whitehurst, Ph.D

Author: Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst
Source: Reading Rockets (article) and (video)
Estimated time to read: 06:00
Time to watch: 00:57

September 21, 2018

Whisper reading is a highly effective, one-on-one method used to build literacy skills. It is an excellent strategy for parents to use at home. Read on to learn more about whisper reading, how it can help your child, and how to make a DIY whisper phone.

Author: Kim Greene
Time to watch: 03:36
Estimated time to read: 04:09

September 19, 2018

Reading with your child everyday prepares them to read, write, and learn. Use the videos and book recommendations put together by Children’s Museum of Manhattan to make reading together fun!

Author: Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Source: Children’s Museum of Manhattan 
Estimated time to read: N/A

July 26, 2018

The Nemours BrightStart! Preschool Reading Screener is a free reading readiness screener for 3 to 5 years olds. This screener is not a diagnostic tool but it does provide a snapshot of a child’s progress in essential pre-reading skills and helps identify children in need of assistance.

Author: Nemours BrightStart!
Source: Nemours BrightStart!
Estimated time to read: 03:11

July 18, 2018

Explore books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, handpicked by the New York City librarians.

Author: The New York Public Library Staff
Source: The New York Public Library
Estimated time to read: N/A

Tags: books reading

June 12, 2018

Check out Publishers Weekly‘s (the magazine of the book publishing industry), picks for the picture books to read this summer. 

Author: Publishers Weekly 
Source: Publishers Weekly
Estimated time to read: 02:15

May 7, 2018

This guide outlines the reading and language skills that children develop at different ages and suggests activities to help develop these skills.

Author: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Source: Reading Rockets
Estimated time to read: 10:53