Great Reads

A list of great, parent-friendly books, to learn more about early speech, language and literacy development and how to support kids at home.

Books To Help Support a Growing Reader (preschool – early school age)

Shared Storybook Reading – by H.K. Ezell and L.M. Justice

I’m Ready: How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success – Janice Greenberg & Elaine Weitzman

So Much More Than The ABCs: The Early Phases of Reading and Writing – Judith A. Schickedanz and Molly F. Collins

Word Aware 2: Teaching Vocabulary in the Early Years – by Stephen Parsons & Anna Branagan

Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder – by Mariah Buehl

Books That Provide Simple, Straight-forward Language Boosting Activities And Strategies For Parents at Home

From Birth To First Words: Activities To Support Your Baby’s Language Learning In the First Year of Life by Lynn Carson

It Takes Two To Talk – by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman

My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development – Kimberly Scanlon

Play School: The Useful Book – by Justine Clarke

Learning Language and Loving It – by Elaine Weitzman and Janice Greenberg

Baby Games: The Joyful Guide To Child’s Play from Birth to Three Years – by Elaine Martin

Linking Language: Simple Language and Literacy Activities Throughout the Curriculum – by Robert Rockwel, Debra Reichert and Bill Searcy

More Than Words – by Fern Sussman

Let’s Talk Together: Home Activities for Early Speech & Language Development – by Amy Chouinard and Cory Poland

Books To Learn About Language Development (that are not boring!)

Beyond Baby Talk – by Kenn Apel and Julie Masterson

How Babies Talk: The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life – Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones – by American Academy of Pediatrics

The Scientist in the Crib – Dr. Alison Gopnik, Dr. Andrew N. Meltzoff and Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl

Small Talk: Simple Ways To Boost Your Child’s Speech and Language Development From Birth – Nicola Lathey and Tracey Blake

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