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- Pennsylvania’s POWER Library
Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library provides a wealth of resources for adults and children. Be sure to visit the POWER Kids page!
- Center on the Developing Child Harvard University
Explore the topics in their Resource Library for a wealth of information on brain development and early learning. Prepare to be empowered!
- Emily Arrow
The website of the popular singer-songwriter for children, Emily Arrow. Explore her YouTube Channel for an impressive collection of children’s books set to music, a wonderful resource for storytimes!
Dana and Lindsey, two children’s librarians, invite you to “tune in” for storytime success! The ever-popular Jbrary site is an extensive online library of storytime resources. Their YouTube playlists organized by theme will help you find songs, fingerplays, and more for your storytimes.
- Supercharged Storytimes – Web Junction
An initiative to introduce librarians to research-based methods for engaging young children in storytime using the strategies and techniques established through Project VIEWS2. Be sure to check out the Supercharged Library section for many helpful resources!
- Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library
Video clips for all of their English-language PowerPoint slideshows are available here, along with other resources.
- Storytime Underground
This site is dedicated to helping librarians with all of their programming needs. Their motto, “Literacy is not a luxury,” says it all. Check out their “Ask a Storytime Ninja” feature when you need help with a particular issue.
- Best Books for Babies
A joint project of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Fred Rogers Company & the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (paeyc); check out their latest picks!
- Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL)
They provide an easy to follow overview of ECRR and the five practices linked to the six skills. Also, explore their CLEL Bell Awards for great books to support talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.
An ALA Great Website, this CLEL sponsored site contains video clips of songs and rhymes for building readers.
This site, sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, provides a month-by-month guide to developing school readiness.
This site makes learning fun for all ages.
- Saroj Ghoting and EarlyLit.net
This is the website of Saroj Ghoting, early childhood literacy consultant and national trainer. Visit the site for a plethora of resources related to early literacy and libraries!
- Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen and Mother Goose on the Loose
This site is home to Mother Goose on the Loose, an innovative program created by Dr. Diamant-Cohen. Visit the site for many valuable resources!
- 6 by 6 Kansas State Library
6 by 6 is a parent-friendly early literacy program modeled after ECRR. They have many programming resources for storytime planning, including a bank of video clips modeling storytime best practices. Be sure to check out their RECIPE CARDS, downloadable handouts by age group for a wonderful variety of picturebooks!
- Temple Infant and Child Lab
The Temple Infant and Child Lab website contains a parents page, reports of their studies, and useful links on child development.
Vroom is a parent-friendly site that provides information and activities related to brain development and learning in early childhood.