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Children aged three years old and under


  • Alphabet Knowledge
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Oral Language
  • Concepts of Print

Developmentally Appropriate Books for Children Aged Three and Under

Early exposure to literature is essential to promoting school readiness and early language skills. Reading daily with a parent or daycare provider, pointing out words on signs, and visiting the library are all ways that children can develop the literacy skills they will need to succeed in school. Our high-quality board books include parent-reading tips and are ideal for the youngest readers.

Ideal Users

  • Head Start and Early Head Starts
  • PreK program coordinators
  • Family and community engagement liaisons
  • Librarians

What It Includes

  • High-quality board books
  • Parent reading tips


By the time children from low-income families enter kindergarten, they are typically 12-14 months below national norms in language and pre-reading skills.

-"A Quiet Crisis: The Urgent Need to Build Early Childhood Systems and Quality Programs for Children Birth to Age Five" Policy Statement (2009)

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