Reading to Babies, Toddlers and Young Children: The Why? The  What? And the How?

http://www.fcctf.org/pdf%20files/Parenting%20info%20pdfs/Reading%20to%20Babies%20and%20Toddlers.pdf

This five page article provides data supporting the importance of reading to infants, how to select books for preschoolers and tips for creating an atmosphere conducive to creating life-long readers.

Why Babies Need Books

http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/why-babies-need-books

This blog features rotating articles updating parents on the importance of books for preschoolers.

Reach Out & Read

http://www.reachoutandread.org/why-we-work/importance-of-reading-aloud/

Reading Problems = Juvenile Delinquency

http://www.childrenofthecode.org/interviews/Leone.htm

Articles by and interviews with professor of special education from the University of Maryland.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/jj.delinq.read.probs.htm

Paper presented at Mayo Clinic on the correlation between reading difficulties and juvenile delinquency.

Fact sheet on the importance of reading to infants and young children

http://www.getcaughtreading.org/literacy-reading-to-children.php

Includes a bibliography for further study

Tips for reading with infants and toddlers

http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_key_language_literacytips

http://www.highreach.com/highreach_cms/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=2rqFTwK4BnY%3D&tabid=105

http://www.nea.org/grants/tips-for-reading-to-infants-toddlers.html

http://library.adoption.com/articles/sharing-books-with-your-infant-or-toddler.html

Language development in children

http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/language_development

This site includes a chart of normal language development for children.

Universal sight words for K-2nd grade

http://www.molineschools.org/grade_level_shared.html

This links to the Moline District web page > For Staff > grade level shared > Universal sight words.  One can select the grade and view the words as a check sheet, flash cards, or shape cards.

University of Illinois Extension site for early childhood.

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/nibbles/

Data base for book awards for  literature for children

http://www.dawcl.com/

Information on awards including a calendar for announcement of the latest winners.

Bibliotherapy

http://www.d118.org/district/curriculum/initiatives/SocialEmot-Lesson-Plan-Develop-Biblio-Chrysthanemum.pdf

Lesson plan for selecting books to address a particular issue in a student’s life

http://clpgh.org/research/parentseducators/parents/bibliotherapy/

A bibliography of book suggestions for many childhood issues

http://librarybooklists.org/fiction/children/jbibliotherapy.htm

Another bibliography

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