The Salem Public Library Youth Services staff is committed to providing young children and their caregivers with early literacy resources and experience in order to foster the early literacy skills that are essential in the years before kindergarten. This includes partnerships with national, state, and local organizations dedicated to early learning development.
For early literacy tips, information, songs, fingerplays, book recommendations, and more for ages 0 – 6 from Salem Public Library staff, visit our Early Literacy blog.
Salem Public Library, in cooperation with the 1000 Books Foundation, invites you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your children before they start kindergarten.
Provides early literacy practice guides for parents to assist them in providing their infants, toddlers, or preschoolers with fun and exciting literacy learning experiences.
Created by the Oregon Department of Education has created developmental guidelines that provide a continuum of development and learning in five domains: approaches to learning, social-emotional development, language and communication, literacy, and mathematics.
Designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.
Digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world in a variety of languages. This is a family-friendly site, which hosts lots of old or rare titles that cannot be found anywhere else.
Helping families and children in Marion and Polk Counties receive the early learning support they need to thrive, including programs, parenting classes, early learning tips, and much more.
Provides great resources for helping your child become a stronger reader.
Starfall is free public service developed to teach children in preschool through second grade to read with phonics.
Includes tips and activities for building your child's brain in those most crucial 5 years of life. You can also download the free Daily Vroom app to help spark brain building moments.
Here you will find some great research-based tips on early childhood development, early learning, and parenting.