Board Books are high-quality, durable books, ideal for pre-readers. 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.

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 Three" Policy Statement (2009)