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
Early Literacy Presentation Handouts
The library offers monthly professional development classes for child care providers. Send an email to LIBearlyliteracy@fairfaxcounty.gov to receive information about classes.
Bring Puppet Power to Your Classroom
Instructions for Making Puppets
Gingerbread Boy Puppet Template
Pete the Cat and Bunny Templates
If You’re Happy and You Know It – Jungle Animal Clipart
Keep Toddlers E.N.G.A.G.E.D.
Keep Toddlers E.N.G.A.G.E.D. Poster
Thematic Planning Sheet
Rain Thematic Planning Sheet and Rainmaker Instructions
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
Chemical Reactions Experiments
Color Mixing Experiment
Elephant's Toothpaste Experiment
Making a Rain Cloud Experiment
Shopping for Science Resources
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