Early Literacy Resources


The Fairfax County Public Library supports your effort in getting children ready to read. Child care providers and parents can use many library resources with children under the age of five.

Ready to Read Resources

Library books, songs, fingerplays and websites for a variety of themes.
The Deep Blue Sea
Celebrate Summer
Ready, Set, Grow!
Creepy Crawlies
Weather
Health and Nutrition
Winter 2013
Fall 2013

Early Literacy Book Bags

Each book bag has between 10-20 books, and sets with more than one kit have many of the same titles. These kits are not available at any branch; you must put them on hold.

Early Literacy Presentation Handouts

The library offers monthly professional development classes for child care providers.

Lights, Camera, Action! Stories Children Can Act Out
Bus Template
My Bus Clipart
Three Triceratops Tuff Props

What's New in Children's Picture Books - 2014
I Spy Book Page Template
Puzzle Pieces Activity
"What's Missing?" and "Where is it Hiding?" Activities

Simple Science
Chemical Reactions Experiments
Color Mixing Experiment
Density Experiments
Elephant's Toothpaste Experiment
Evaporation Experiment
Making a Rain Cloud Experiment
Shopping for Science Resources

“Who Wrote That?” Author Studies for Preschoolers
Pigeon Book Template
Sock Snowman Instructions
Making a Pirate Hat Instructions

Keep Children E.N.G.A.G.E.D.
Keep Children E.N.G.A.G.E.D.
What Children Like in Books
Duck! Rabbit! Template
Duck! Rabbit! Saying

Spice Up Your Read Alouds
Make a Monster
10 Black Dots
Pop-Up Page

Concepts to Go: Numbers, Rhymes, Colors and Letters
ABC Letters
Play the Fish for Numbers Game Template
Play the Fish Blank Template
Ten Little Pups Prop
Venn Diagram
Letters and Numbers Dot-to-Dot

Extending the Fun in Your Storytime
BUGSY Bingo Song
Spider Hide and Seek (color)
Spider Hide and Seek (black and white)
Tires on the Car

Sharing Stories with Babies and Toddlers
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Why Teach Classic Nursery Rhymes?
Hey Diddle Diddle Felt Prop Template
Little Miss Muffet Felt Prop Template
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Felt Prop Template

Early Literacy:
Get Children Ready to Read

   Birth to Two
   Two and Three
   Four and Five

What's New in Picture Books?

What Children Like in Books

Early Literacy Resources

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