International Children’s Digital Library a free, digital, library (with books from many countries and in many languages). No registration required. You can search for books by age, country, language, topic….Information for first-time visitors is on the left hand side of the homepage under “The Library”.
Tumblebooks Library for Children read eBooks, stream digital audio books, and play educational games online. This collection features materials perfect for kids in grades 3-8, including early reader chapter books, non-fiction, children’s historical classics, graphic novels, and more. No due dates or waiting to borrow! Library card required.
Common Sense Media practical tips and reviews about media and technology for kids.
Helping Your Child Become a Reader activities for birth-age 6 from the U.S. Department of Education
Home Literacy Materials materials you probably already have but never thought of as “literacy materials”
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) browse by topic such as: Literacy, math, school readiness, behavior….
PBS Kids for Parents select options from the “Learn and Grow” tab at the top of the page. Topics include: Math, literacy, social skills….
SITES TO EXPLORE WITH YOUR CHILD
Moving Creatures Choose from 13 simple games to help you and your children stay active while having fun!
Songs of Comfort (Yo-Yo Ma on Facebook)
Story Online Free videos featuring famous actors reading children’s books
Word Art: Word Cloud Art Creator Select “Create” to get started. Download or print your creations for free. Idea: Work with your child to create personalized pictures for family and friends that you can deliver by email or text.
Wow In The World
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Positive Childhood Experiences
About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study
Language at Home and in the Community
NAEYC Cultural Competence Guide
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards
Fundamentals of Social/Emotional Learning – CASEL
Social and Emotional Development in Early Learning Settings