Links for Parents
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Some faculty members from DELL-D are also involved in this project, which is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
- Colorín Colorado
(A service of the Reading Rockets Project)This is a bilingual site for families and educators of young learners. There are reading tips and activities you can do with your child, available in both English and Spanish.
Danville Public Library
Libraries are a great resources for parents. The Danville Public Library is a great facility with a lot of information and insight about books and literacy services or programs.
- Illinois Early Learning
Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education, this website contains a range of educational information for the parents of young children. Information is available in both English and Spanish. Be sure to check out the “Tip Sheet” portion of the site, which provides tips for various academic and developmental categories.
- Literacy Toolkit
The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed this site as "literacy toolkit" for parents. It includes a lot of information, such has book lists organized by age and topic and how to select quality books for your child.
- Resources for Spanish-Speaking Families
Get Ready to Read! recently launched a new section on its Web site that provides resources to assist Spanish-speaking parents in helping their children build early literacy and learning skills before kindergarten. It also offers practical tips to help parents communicate with educators and day care providers about their child's developmental progress.
- Supporting Early Literacy in Natural Environments (Washington Research Institute)
This site offers information to educators and parents regarding early literacy.
- U.S. Department of Education—Tips and Resources for Parents
Organized by age and category, this website has a large amount of information for parents of all types of learners.
- International Reading Association
- Reading Rockets
- Reach Out and Read
- Zero To Three Brainwonders
- Starfall.com Store (Resources for educating your child at home)
- PBS Kids