Book Recommendations for Talking to Children About Race

We are an organization committed to doing our part in facilitating productive conversations about social injustice and racial equity. This work can start with you. These are just a few titles to add to your little reader’s library!

Prioritizing Care: Getting To Know Our Children When Schools Reopen

What then can teachers do to better recognize and get to know students in caring ways right now? Three widely used literacy practices, often associated with social-emotional learning and culturally relevant pedagogy, can help with the work of really seeing, hearing, and feeling what children want to share with us about their lives and experiences: interest surveys, dialogue journals, and …

Book Recommendations For Talking to Preschoolers About Race

We are an organization committed to doing our part in facilitating productive conversations about social injustice and racial equity. This work can start with you. These are just a few titles to add to your little reader’s library!

Helping Readers Build Stamina

What do the following people have in common: a runner completing a marathon, a long-distance swimmer crossing the English Channel, and a second grader reading for 20 minutes? Stamina, that’s what! Just as athletes train each and every day to go farther, be stronger, and reach their athletic goals, children need to train in their own way to reach their literacy goals. Building …

Top 5 Ways to Inspire Young Writers

If your child is a reluctant writer, it can be hard to know where to start. The good news is that all children have creative imaginations and often just need a little encouragement to put their ideas on paper.

3 Great Tips for Story Time

Toddlers love to hear their parents read out loud. Storytime combines some of your child’s favorite things: snuggling, interesting illustrations, & your voice. To get the most out of story time with your little one, try implementing the “Three T’s”: talk, track, and turn.

2020 Spring Book Collection

We know this is a crazy time. With schools moving rapidly to remote learning, Children’s Literacy Initiative is doing its best to provide as many resources for parents, teachers, and children as possible. Check out our Spring Book Collection to build your home library!