STRIVE FOR 5! Resources

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Five Helpful Websites

  1. Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing (Too Small to Fail) offers engaging tips, articles, videos, and other resources to help parents and caregivers support their children’s early brain and language development. or
  2. Healthy Children (American Academy of Pediatrics) is a helpful resource for educators and parents backed by 64,000 pediatricians with articles and tips, family life, safety and more.
  3. Curious World offers a world of educational videos, games, and books tied to early learning curriculum, expertly selected to engage young minds.
  4. Get Ready to Read is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. It offers free activities and resources.
  5. Colorín Colorado is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs).

Five Great Books

  1. A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E. Berk, and Dorothy Singer, 2008, Oxford University Press
  2. Helping Children Succeed, Paul Tough, 2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  3. From Play to Practice: Connecting Teachers’ Play to Children’s Learning, Marcia L. Nell and Walter F. Drew, 2013, NAEYC
  4. Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ellen Galinsky, 2010, William Morrow Paperbacks
  5. From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program, Janis Keyser, 2006 NAEYC