Resources & Links (Children)

-Resources & Links-

Reading

Get Ready to Read!

Get Ready to Read offers fun and easy online screening tools to test the reading readiness of four-year-olds, as well as interactive games, printable activity cards, and recommended early literacy resources in Spanish and English.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

All children ages 0-4 who reside in Madison County are eligible for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program which sends an age appropriate book to your home to grow your own library. Stop by your local Madison County library to learn more.

Start with a Book

Growing Up Reading
This site, from the West Bloomfield Township Public Library, provides a wealth of information on early literacy, brain development, and more.

Read Kiddo Read
This site assembled by beloved author, James Patterson, provides tips and book ideas for reluctant readers. For additional tips visit our Reluctant Readers tip page.

Singing

Mojo’s Musical "Mouseum"

http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/index.html
Discover the lyrics and tunes of popular children’s songs and lullabies. Singing is a great way to promote language development.

 

Learning

Mother Goose Pages
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/rhymes.html
An online anthology of Mother Goose rhymes with sharing tips, recommended books, and resources.

Reach Out and Read
http://www.reachoutandread.org/
Reading tips for parents, including the developmental milestones of reading developed by pediatricians, available also in Spanish and Chinese.

READ TO ME
http://www.readtomeprogram.org/
READ TO ME, is an innovative, intergenerational program that encourages young parents to read to their babies. The site includes author/illustrator suggestions and reading tips for parents.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
http://www.rif.org/kids/leadingtoreading/en/leadingtoreading.htm
RIF's "Leading to Reading" site provides booklists, online stories & songs, resources, and interactive activities to turn children in life-long readers.