Collected here are all of the literacy resources we have gathered, both for parents and children. Perhaps you want to ensure that your child has that extra boost they need with their reading skills, this is the place to find that information. Many resources may play off of each other, meaning that a video from ECLIPSE or another website might explain a technique that you as a parent can implement in day-to-day activities with your child; or perhaps one resource explains the method in one respect and then showing it in action in another video or activity.
Kids Reading Resources
Literacy Resources for Parents to Explore
"Dialogic reading works. Children who have been read to dialogically are substantially ahead of children who have been read to traditionally on tests of language development. Children can jump ahead by several months in just a few weeks of dialogic reading." (https://www.readingrockets.org/article/dialogic-reading-effective-way-read-aloud-young-children)
"Too Small to Fail, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to empower parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth. Today, almost 60 percent of children in the United States start kindergarten unprepared, lagging behind their peers in critical language and reading skills. Through partnerships with pediatricians, hospitals, faith-based leaders, community based organizations, businesses, entertainment industry leaders, and others, Too Small to Fail is meeting parents where they are to help them prepare their children for success in school and beyond. Whether at the pediatrician's office or the playground, Too Small to Fail aims to make small moments big by creating opportunities for meaningful interactions anytime, anywhere." (http://toosmall.org/)
This resource is directed at Reading and Math skills.
""Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" is a public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions - 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." (https://talkingisteaching.org/)
When you talk, read, sing, and play with your child - even before they can use words - you're building their brain and helping to prepare them for success in school and in life. But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can't talk back. To help, we've pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, sing, and play with your child every day. (https://www.literacychippewavalley.org/talking-is-teaching-chippewa-valley)
The L.E. Phillips Public Memorial Library provides many tools for parents and caregivers to enrich the learning experience of their children. These resources include: Story Kits, Nature Backpacks, Babysitter Backpacks, Steam Backpacks, Tours, and the Parent/Teacher Resource room. (https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/parents-and-teachers/)
Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns. (http://www.getreadytoread.org/)
The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children's literature from around the world. (http://en.childrenslibrary.org/)
PBS Kids Learning Media does a great job of explaining current events in a child-friendly way, with some detail that parents might not have off the top of their head. This resource also contains interactive digital read-alouds, and much more. We suggest you look through their massive library of videos. (https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/grades/prek/)