We offer a variety of tips and tools for reading with your preschooler, and enjoying it!

Here are a few short videos that show how to read with a 3 to 5-year-old child and what to expect from your child.

Tips on Reading to Kids

How to Read Out Loud With Your Preschooler

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”

– Marilyn Jager Adams

Infants through preschoolers enjoy rhymes and finger play games.  Check out our samples, from Peek-A-Boo for young babies to Wheels on the Bus for preschoolers.  Ham it up and have fun!

Here are two informational documents you can use to evaluate your child’s progress in his/her development of literacy skills and school readiness.

1. Milestones of Early Literacy. Birth to age 7.  What should you be doing to help your child?  What skills should they be demonstrating?

2.  Kindergarten Readiness Checklists – provided as both an English Kindergarten checklist or a Spanish Kindergarten checklist.  Is your child ready? Does your child have the skills and maturity to allow kindergarten to be a wonderful experience?

How To Read Aloud To Your Child

“One of the greatest gifts adults can give to their offspring and their society is to read to children.”

– Carl Sagan