- Tip Sheets:
- Fun at Home with Preschoolers: Getting Ready to Read!
- Getting Ready to Read and Write in Child Care
- The Gift of Words: Reading and Games
- Literacy across the Preschool Curriculum
- Out and About with Preschoolers: Literacy Activities
- The Power of the Pen: Let Children Choose Writing Centers!
- Sharing Books with Your Preschooler
- Talk, Listen, and Learn
- Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Language and Literacy
- Using Predictable Books with Young Children
- What’s Next? Predictions at Story Time
- Young Authors at Work: Literature Response Journals
- Young Authors at Work: Story Dictations
- Toolkit: Helping Young Children Get Ready to Read
- Blog: Repeated Readings Can Build Literacy Skills
- Podcast: Language and Literacy in Inclusive Early Childhood Programs
Common Signs of Dyslexia
Source: Reading Rockets
This article by the International Dyslexia Association gives an overview of the common signs of dyslexia in preschoolers and in students K-grade 3.
CONNECT Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices
Source: Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
This professional development online module explains the purpose, use, and potential benefits of dialogic reading practices when working with young children. Instructional resources focus on inclusion, special education, communication, and tiered instruction.
Encourage a Love of Reading
Source: Teaching Strategies
This webinar series explores how repeated, interactive read-alouds not only promote listening skills, comprehension, and critical thinking, but also present opportunities to guide and support preschool and kindergarten children’s social–emotional development.
Get Ready to Read
(also in Spanish)Source: Get Ready to Read
This website includes links to screening tools, skill-building activities, tips for parents, and literacy games and checklists. Also in Chinese, Korean and Arabic.
Get the Most from Any Story While You Read to Your Kids
This resource has hints for reading and sharing stories with children.
Nurturing Curiosity: Using and Creating Informational Texts
Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
This article gives tips and tricks for teaching preschoolers with informational texts.
Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success (Chapter 4)
Source: The National Academies Press
Parents and preschool teachers are important resources in the child’s acquisition of language and early literacy concepts and skills. This explains what adults can do to help children develop literacy skills.