Early Literacy

Parents -- early literacy starts with you!  Attend a story time with your child.

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Early Literacy Resources:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Central – Children’s Dept.) Virtual Programs
Storytimes, activities, read-alouds and more presented by B&ECPL librarians on YouTube.

Childcare Resource Network
Child care resource and referral agency devoted to the child care and education needs of Western New Yorkers.

DayByDayNY Family Literacy Calendar (English) 
DayByDayNY Family Literacy Calendar (Spanish)

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC)
Helping families, schools and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults.

King County Library System (Rhymes and Songs)

Milestone checklist - Arabic
Milestone checklist - English
Milestone checklist - Simplified Chinese
Milestone checklist - Somali
Milestone checklist - Spanish
Milestone checklist - Vietnamese
Milestone Moments - Korean
Developmental milestone checklists and tips for parents for ages 2 months to 5 years from the CDC.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Notable Children’s Digital Media

Parent Network of WNY
Provides support and education on disabilities, special education, and services.

Reading Rockets

Talking is Teaching

U.S. Department of Education

Vroom  
Free app for parents and other caregivers of young kids (ages toddler to 5) that suggests everyday learning activities and tips appropriate for each kid's age. 

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