Links

 

Children's Book Council
http://www.cbcbooks.org
The Children's Book Council, a non-profit trade organization, encourages literacy and the enjoyment of children's books. CBC sponsors Young People's Poetry Week and Children's Book Week each year.

iColorin Colorado!
http://www.colorincolorado.org
Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners.

Disney Hand Reading Together
http://www.disney.go.com/disneyhand/learning/readingtogether
Reading Together is an initiative of the Walt Disney Company aimed at helping parents and caregivers learn more about reading to children in ways that are both fun and engaging. Look for reading together tips and activities to print.

Family Reading Partnership
http://www.familyreading.org
The Family Reading Partnership in Ithaca, New York, is a coalition of organizations, individuals, schools, libraries, and businesses working to create a "culture of literacy" by promoting family reading practices. Check out the “Great Ideas” link.

Helping Your Child Become a Reader
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/reader/index.html
This U.S. Department of Education booklet includes fun activities parents can use to build children's language skills. It includes a reading checklist, typical language accomplishments for different age groups, book suggestions, and resources for children with reading problems or learning disabilities.

International Children's Digital Library
http://www.icdlbooks.org
The International Children's Digital Library includes children's books for ages 3 to 13 from various cultures. The collection's focus is on identifying materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org
Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. Check out its book recommendations.

NEA: Help for Parents
http://www.nea.org
The National Education Association has assembled a variety of resources to help parents get involved in their child's education, such as tips for helping children learn to read and advice on what to ask at the next parent-teacher conference.

PBS Kids
http://pbskids.org/lions
Children's stories, games, songs, movie and audio clips. Also has links to children's literacy resources.

Planet Esme
www.planetesme.com
This site by author Esme Raji Codell exists with the goal of getting great children's books into the hands of great children.

Reach Out and Read
http://reachoutandread.org
Reach Out and Read promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading into the pediatric exam room.

Reading is Fundamental
http://www.rif.org/parents/goodbooks
Reading Is Fundamental prepares and motivates children to read. Its website provides advice on choosing good books and more.

Smart From the Start
http://www.k-12.state.tn.us/smart/index.htm
The Tennessee Department of Education's Smart from the Start site offers education and tips regarding each stage in life from birth to age 5.

Talaris Research Institute
http://talaris.org/spotlight_takeabreak.htm
Talaris Research Institute works to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of children from the prenatal period through age 5 by providing parents with tools to raise their children effectively. “Take a Break With Books” is a helpful page on its site.

Trelease-on-reading.com
http://www.trelease-on-reading.com
This site covers all of Jim Trelease's efforts in helping children make books into friends, not enemies.

Under the Roof Reading Begins
http://www.readingbegins.org
Under the Roof Reading Begins provides Habitat for Humanity homeowners with a customized library for their children in Pierce County, Washington.