Early literacy skills are very important for a child's development, especially in the first five years. The more a child is exposed to language and positive social interaction, the better for their development.
Santa Clara County Library District supports parents by creating programs and providing resources for children of all ages and educational needs, as well as offering some helpful resources for parents and caregivers. Here's a quick look at early learning resources you can find on our website:
- Explore the Early Learning page for details about the five early literacy practices of Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing. You can incorporate them into everyday activities!
- Sign your pre-reader up for the 1000 Books Before 6 program and start reading with your child. Teach them the love of learning and the joy of reading!
- Check out Read With Me Kits from our collection that SCCLD librarians have put together. Each kit has books, music, and toys assemble under a theme. Have storytime at home!
- Use Discover & Go to reserve museum passes for children's museums are the Bay Area.
- Visit ReadyRosie, an online resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Watch short videos and learn how to make early learning fun for you and your child!
- Create an account on ABCmouse via SCCLD for tons of educational games, interactive books, and learning activities! Children ages 2 to 8+ will build a strong foundation for school readiness.
- Browse these children's booklists that our librarians have put together! We have list for different grade levels as well as lists for various fun and educational themes.
For even more resources for patents, peek into the Parent Corner. And don't forget to visit your local SCCLD library for storytimes and more!