This list of early literacy resources focuses on skills children need in order to be ready to learn to read and write. These resources are primarily for preschool children. Many early literacy skills continue into the primary grades and if you are looking for information on beginning readers and how to help them succeed in reading, please visit our Beginning Readers page.
General Early Literacy Research & Standards
Every Child Ready to Read Early Literacy Skills
Every Child Ready to Read Early Literacy Practices
Every Child Ready to Read Skills and Practices Support Each Other
Headstart Early Learning Outcomes Framework
NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children Position Statement – what parents can do section at bottom.
PA Early Learning Standards
Parent Literacy Handbook (TX)
Renaissance Focus Skills for Pre-K/PA
Saroj Ghoting’s Website
Alphabet Knowledge & Alphabetic Principle
Alphabetic Principle – Reading Rockets
How Parents and Families Support Alphabetic Knowledge (PDF)
Family Reading Month Information and Activities (KSLA)
20 Maneras de Criar un Bebe Lector
20 Ways to Raise a Book-Smart Baby
Books Build Connections Toolkit - AAP
Print Referencing (PDF)
Ten Read Aloud Commandments – Mem Fox
For Teachers & Librarians
Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy
Let’s Talk, Read and Sing About STEM!
Nell Duke – Promoting DAP in Literacy Webinar: