State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732


Literacy Resource Links for Parents and Community Partners

Did you know that our brains are the only organ not fully developed at birth?
During the first three years of life, the brain develops quickly and constantly with more than
1 million new connections being formed every second!

Babies and young children need lots of loving words to grow healthy brains.
All of the talking and reading that caring adults provide children gives them the best start in life and makes the most of the time when their brains are growing the fastest.

Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher.
Talking with your child every day, throughout the day, is one of the most important gifts you can give to ensure healthy growth and development.  No one knows or can connect with your child better than you!

The language you share now provides a strong foundation for later learning.
Children need to hear, see and use words in order to read, write and spell words.

If you are a parent, caregiver or community partner that supports young children and their families, the resources below will help you make the most of your daily routines and interactions.

Resources:

  1. Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home
  2. IES Practice Guides and Tips to Support Reading Skills at Home
  3. Videos of Literacy Activities Demonstrated at Home
  4. Reading Rockets: Resources for Families
  5. Reading Tips for Families
  6. Day by Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendars
  7. Milestones of Early Literacy Development - English and Spanish
  8. Early Literacy Tips for Babies
  9. Early Literacy Tips for Toddlers
  10. Early Literacy Tips for Preschoolers
  11. School Age (Kindergarten - Gr. 3) Literacy Bags
  12. INFOhio Resources (Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library)
  13. INFOhio Early World of Learning
  14. Let’s Talk, Read and Sing about STEM! (English and Spanish)
  15. Let’s Talk About the World Poster/Infographic
  16. Let’s Talk About Feelings
  17. Books at Home Checklist
  18. What’s in a Book?
  19. Read Aloud Every Day
  20. Tips for Bilingual Families
  21. Talking is Teaching: Early Math Guide
  22. Conversation Starters for Families with Infants/Young Toddlers
  23. Talk, Read and Sing Together Every Day! (Infant, Toddler, Preschool)
  24. Family and Community Support Toolbox
  25. Early Literacy Tips for Parents
  26. Early Literacy Projects (Straight A Grantees)

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Supporting Your Child's Reading at Home

These videos are for families (Grades K-3) and align with the evidence based strategies in the IES Practice Guides  They were developed as a companion to this document.  Tips to Support Reading Skills at Home

Videos of Literacy Activities Demonstrated at Home 

Reading Rockets: Resources for Families

Reading Tips for Families

Day by Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendars

Milestones of Early Literacy Development- English and Spanish

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Early Literacy Tips for Babies
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Parents/Early-Literacy-Tips/LiteracyTips_toddlers_babies.pdf.aspx

 

Early Literacy Tips for Toddlers
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Parents/Early-Literacy-Tips/LiteracyTips_toddlers_toddlers.pdf.aspx

 

Early Literacy Tips for Preschoolers
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Parents/Early-Literacy-Tips/LiteracyTips_toddlers_preschoolers.pdf.aspx

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School Age (Kindergarten-Grade 3) Literacy Bags
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Literacy-Bags

 

INFOhio Resources (Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library)
https://www.infohio.org/

 

INFOhio Early World of Learning
https://www.infohio.org/students/er/item/early-world-of-learning

 

Let’s Talk, Read and Sing about STEM!

English:
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Learning-Family-Resources/Talk-Read-and-Sing-Together-Every-Day!/Let%E2%80%99s-Talk-Read-and-Sing-about-STEM!/stem-toolkit-families.pdf.aspx

Spanish:
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Learning-Family-Resources/Talk-Read-and-Sing-Together-Every-Day!/Let’s-Talk-Read-and-Sing-about-STEM!/stem-toolkit-families-es.pdf.aspx

 

Let’s Talk About the World Poster/Infographic

English
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Learning-Family-Resources/Talk-Read-and-Sing-Together-Every-Day!/Let’s-Talk-Read-and-Sing-about-STEM!/lets-talk-about-the-world-poster.pdf.aspx

Spanish
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Learning-Family-Resources/Talk-Read-and-Sing-Together-Every-Day!/Let’s-Talk-Read-and-Sing-about-STEM!/lets-talk-about-the-world-poster-es.pdf.aspx

 

Let’s Talk About Feelings
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Family-Learning-Tips-and-Tools/Social-Emotional-Development-in-Young-Children/feelings-poster.pdf.aspx

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Books at Home Checklist
http://www.familyreading.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/checklistHome1.pdf

 

What’s in a Book?
http://www.familyreading.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Poster-Whats-in-a-book.pdf

 

Read Aloud Every Day
http://www.familyreading.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ReadAloudEveryDay2016.pdf

 

Tips for Bilingual Families
http://talkingisteaching.org/assets/general/Tips-for-Being-Bilingual.pdf

 

Talking is Teaching: Early Math Guide
http://talkingisteaching.org/assets/public-files/Highlights-TSTF-early-math-guide-EN.pdf

 

Conversation Starters for Families with Infants/Young Toddlers
https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/twmb/pages/63/attachments/original/1462212806/ConversationStarters_Final.pdf?1462212806

 

Talk, Read and Sing Together Every Day! (Infant, Toddler, Preschool)
http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Early-Learning-Family-Resources/Talk-Read-and-Sing-Together-Every-Day!/never-too-early-en.pdf.aspx

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Family and Community Support Toolbox

The purpose of the Family and Community Toolbox is to provide resources in order to build upon the natural learning opportunities that occur within a child’s daily routine in the home and community. The resources contained in this toolbox provide encouragement to families and caregivers in supporting the early language and literacy development of children in their care. Materials contained in Family and Community Support Toolbox are drawn from both internal and external sources and will evolve over time. Materials and resources posted are for informational use only.

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Early Literacy Tips for Parents

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write.

Children who enter kindergarten with pre-reading skills have an advantage. They can focus on learning to read instead of first learning essential pre-reading skills, and they have greater success throughout their school years.

You have been your child's teacher from the day he or she was born. It's never too early or too late to help your child develop language and other early literacy skills.

Here are some helpful ways to implement early literacy with your child base on age:


Ohio Department of Education Early Literacy Projects (Straight A Grantees)

Early Literacy Projects (Straight A Grantees)

Early Literacy projects aim to ensure that all students are on track to transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Efforts apply a variety of engaging strategies to meet the needs of all students.

Canton City

Dan Nero
nero_d@ccsdistrict.org
330-580-3029

K-2 literacy and math-centered schools: A restructuring of 14 K-5 buildings to create seven K-2 literacy and math-centered schools in order to reach 100 percent proficiency of all grade 3 students in reading and math. Each building has a family resource center and focuses on 21st century skills. The district is working with Keystone Literacy and Carnegie Learning for math, and teachers are attending intensive professional development and training to learn the best teaching strategies for students in literacy and math.

 

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