Early literacy

As your child’s first teacher in life, you play an important role in helping them develop early literacy skills. Explore these resources to learn more about how you can help your child develop their reading skills in everyday life.


Vroom provides science-based tips and tools to encourage healthy brain development in children ages birth to five. With these simple suggestions, you can add learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime through positive, supportive experiences.


Explore these podcast episodes to learn more about building early literacy skills with your child.
children playing with farm animal toys

Buzz Worlds

Learn about characteristics of a quality picture book.

mom and toddler reading

Parent Podz

Explore language acquisition for early literacy.

mom and dad reading to toddler

Storytime Talks

Learn about literacy with North Liberty Community Library.

Online resources

Get Ready to Read
Browse assessments for early literacy skills, Kindergarten toolkit, skill-building activities, and early learning basics. Visit get ready to read
Raising Readers
Explore this resource to better understand early literacy and promote a love of reading in your home. visit raising readers
Talking is Teaching
Boost your child's early brain and vocabulary development through everyday activities. Find tips and other resources here. visit talking is teaching