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Books that preschoolers like best

Research shows it is the talk that surrounds storybook reading that gives it power, and different kinds of books foster different kinds of talk. Use this tip sheet to learn the types of books preschoolers like best. Read More

Books that toddlers like best

With their insatiable curiosity and notoriously short attention spans, toddlers are not always kind to books. Use this tip sheet to learn the types of books toddlers like best. Read More

How to build a rich early literacy environment in home-based settings

Before they start school, many young children spend a lot of time in home-based care settings. How can you be sure their environment is conducive to the development of skills that will help them be ready for school? With the CHELLO tool, you can rate the physical arrangements, materials, interactions, and activities that have been shown to lead to the development of critical language and early literacy skills in home-based care settings. Then, use the results to guide caregivers in making adjustments that will contribute to richer early literacy learning environments. Read More