Build Confidence
learn how to choose books for early reading success
Reading books to infants
helps babies learn to listen and learn words
Teach First Words
as you encounter them with your toddler

A guide for parents and caregivers to promote reading from birth to school–and beyond

Talking to Babies

Talking to Babies

Your baby can begin to learn to read and write from birth—and you can help. Learn how reading books to infants can help your baby start on the path to literacy before she can sit up.

Finding Words

Sometime before they are three years old–without any coaching–children typically read the first word that really catches their attention.  Help toddlers find words in their world.

Fun with words and sounds

Fun with words and sounds

By now, you and your toddler have sung “Down by the Bay” and other songs with lots of rhymes. You’ve read in Dr. Seuss’s ABC how “Silly Sammy Slick/Sipped six sodas/And got sick, sick, sick.” Children learn so much from this kind of play.