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Getting Ready to Read   Tags: babies, books, kids, literacy, reading, youth_collection  

Help your child get ready to read! Beginning at birth, your baby can begin to develop literacy skills that will make learning to read easier. These books, games and websites can help.
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Getting Ready to Read

Online Collections: Ready to Read

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  • Early World of Learning: World Book  
    For younger users (Pre-K through 1st grade) who do not read or are just learning to read. Includes narrated stories, interactive games and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Tumblebooks
    Read and listen to animated books for kids! Just click and play; no download required.

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Books for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Learning how to read is not just about reciting the alphabet. These books can help your baby, toddler or preschooler get ready to read and, most importantly, have fun.

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Flip, Flap, Fly! - Phyllis Root
Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas

For babies, toddlers or preschoolers. Teaches phonological awareness & vocabulary.

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Where's Spot? - Eric Hill
Encourages readers to lift up a series of flaps and find a hidden surprise on each page as a mother dog searches for her mischievous puppy, Spot.

For babies & toddlers. Teaches print awareness & vocabulary.

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Who's Hiding? In the House - Christiane Gunzi
Delightful board books feature color photo illustrations with flaps to lift that reveal friendly creatures hiding behind each - all playing peek-a-boo with babies, who will be surprised when lifting the final flap that uncovers a mirror showing them their own smiling face!

For babies & toddlers. Teaches print motivation & vocabulary.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin, Jr
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

For toddlers. Teaches letter knowledge.

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Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods - Sandra Boynton
Poses questions to the reader on the state of their mood based on animal emotions, from happy as a hippo to worried as a rabbit and contented as a frog.

For toddlers. Teaches narrative skills, phonological awareness & vocabulary.

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Bounce - Doreen Cronin
Rhyming text offers advice on the best ways for toddlers to bounce.

For toddlers & preschoolers. Teaches print awareness.

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The Cow Loves Cookies - Karma Wilson
While all the other animals on the farm enjoy eating their regular food, the cow chooses to eat the one thing that she loves best.

For toddlers & preschoolers. Teaches narrative skills, phonological awareness, & print motivation.

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How Do You Wokka-Wokka? - Elizabeth Bluemle
A young boy who likes to "wokka-wokka, shimmy-shake, and shocka-shocka" gathers his neighbors together for a surprise celebration.

For toddlers & preschoolers. Teaches phonological awareness.

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Higher! Higher! - Leslie Patricelli
Pleading with her dad to push the swing higher and higher, a little girl wonders just how high she has gone and compares her journey to fantastical feats.

For preschoolers. Teaches narrative skills, print awareness & print motivation.

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You're Finally Here! - Mélanie Watt
A rabbit has many questions involving where a friend has been and why it took so much time for the friend to appear.

For preschoolers. Teaches narrative skills and print motivation.


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