Early Learning Resources

Our Master Literacy Coach has put together a list of recommended reading

Brain Development:

Early brain development research is reviewed and illustrates the importance of early experiences from birth to 5 years in establishing a strong foundation for all of a child’s future learning.

For In Brief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

Repeated Read Alouds:

The most effective read alouds are those where children are actively involved asking and answering questions and making predictions, rather than passively listening.  The importance of reading the same book 3 times in a week and focusing on different instructional strategies to build children’s comprehension and vocabulary skills is emphasized in the article below. There are many benefits in reading aloud to children.  Here are some specific strategies that adults can use when reading to children.

For Repeated Interactive Read Alouds in Preschool and Kindergarten

For Strategies for Reading Aloud with Children

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Literacy Development:

Reading and writing development begins in the early years. Literacy is the ability to talk, read, and write leading to the ability to communicate with others.  In the process, they learn to understand and use language to express their ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

For Early Reading and Writing Development

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Social Emotional Learning:

Children’s emotional and social health are important in a child’s development.  The article below looks at important behaviors and skills necessary for a healthy overall development. In addition to cognitive development, making friends, sharing toys, listening, and learning communication skills are important and necessary for children to succeed in school and in life.

Why does Social Emotional Learning Matter?

For Promoting Young Children’s Social and Emotional Health