Key PillarsACCESS TO BOOKS
Designed For: Birth – Grade 3
Selection: English & Spanish
What It Includes: A wide selection of age-appropriate, award-winning Board Book titles and collections, including 6-12 month titles, 12-18 month titles, 18-24 month titles, 24-36 month titles.
Ideal User: Childcare Centers, and Referral Agencies Parents Resource Centers, Early Learning Coalitions and Pre-Schools
Why It's Important
Early childhood board books support children’s developmental milestones, helping them go from imitating sounds to recognizing simple letters and words to becoming readers and writers.
Why It Works
Board Books contribute to the early development of a child’s motor skills, cognitive skills, brain development, and pre-literacy patterns. The materials also build parent bonding and parent read-aloud skills. Research indicates that caregivers who read aloud to their preschoolers help them to build better vocabulary skills and expressive language. Children who hear stories, rhymes, and songs regularly are partaking in rich conversations with their parents, helping to strengthen the social and emotional bond between child and adult.