November 18, 2017

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Get On Board: SLJ Selects A Bevy of Board Books

In light of increased attention on early childhood development, SLJ presents a selection of fun and engaging board books.

This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

American Academy of Pediatrics Says Reading from Birth Can Close Learning Gap

The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced a new policy that tells parents read to their children from birth in order to help close the achievement gap.

Preschool and the Income Gap: Libraries Must Step Up to Serve Children of Color | First Steps

The effects of the income gap are starkly evident in long-range studies of our youngest learners, making it critical for libraries to provide early learning services to those who need it the most: poor children.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Fusenews: All you need is love (and books before the age of 3)

The latest roundup by Betsy Bird of A Fuse #8 Production.

Cleveland Public Library Pushes Out 54 Early Literacy Stations

The Cleveland Public Library has opened 54 new Early Literacy Stations across its 27 branches in the hope of enticing young learners, ages 2-8, through gamification and other means.

Read, Play, Grow!: Enhancing early literacy at Brooklyn Public Library

Research has long supported the importance of play in early literacy, yet many parents remain mystified about how to engage with young children in fun activities, particularly at the pre-verbal stage. Enter the library.

Bank Street Writers Lab Hosts Early Literature Conference

Lovers of children’s picture books and early literacy advocates gathered earlier this month at Bank Street College for “Literature for Early Childhood: What Do You Need to Know?” an inaugural mini conference sponsored by the Bank Street Writers Lab. The event brought together child development experts, educators, and creators of children’s literature.