Early Literacy

Babies in the Library: Creating a Truly Baby-Friendly Early Literacy Play Space, May 19, 2014
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2014/05/babies-in-the-library-creating-a-truly-baby-friendly-early-literacy-play-space/
The benefits of a literacy-rich environment for babies and toddlers are well documented, and the library is a go-to place for families with young children. But the actual presence of babies and toddlers in the library creates unique challenges for everyone. This article addresses these issues.

Books Build Better Brains, February 11, 2016
Webinar: Demco, Inc.
http://ideas.demco.com/webinar/books-build-better-brains-how-promoting-literacy-is-key-to-early-brain-child-development/
The first thousand days of a child’s life are of critical importance, and human relationships and interactions play a key role during this time period. Learn from Dr. Navsaria, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, about the importance of early literacy, key concepts about literacy development, and how toxic stress and early adversity can lead to lifelong issues.

Early Literacy, 2016
Website: United For Libraries
http://www.ala.org/united/products_services/booksforbabies/earlyliteracy
Early literacy information for library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations with additional links to more resources.

Early Literacy & Libraries
Website: American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/literacy/earlyliteracy
List of resources on early literacy.

El día de los niños, El día de los libros, 2016
Website: Association for Library Service to Children
http://dia.ala.org
Information on Día including information about, presskit, resources, program ideas and more. Día is a nationally recognized initiative to emphasize the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.

Every Child Ready to Read, 2015
Website: Public Library Association & Association for Library Service to Children
http://www.everychildreadytoread.org
Website of the joint PLA/ ALSC parent education initiative to empower public libraries to support community early literacy initiatives.

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing
Website: Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of The Opportunity Institute and the Clinton Foundation
http://talkingisteaching.org
Public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday action—like describing things while walking outside, or singing songs together during bath time. Using books, parent videos, text messaging, social media, and information from expert partners, Talking is Teaching empowers parents and caregivers with fun and easy ways to improve their babies' learning.