Blog dedicated to serving Latinx and Spanish speaking communities in public libraries with a focus on youth services. Includes tips and resources for planning and delivering Spanish/English storytimes, as well as Spanish collection development resources.
Blog and YouTube channel created by Canadian children's librarians Lindsey Krabbenhoft and Dana Horrocks. Includes songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and book recommendations, as well as scholarly and professional development resources.
Visual schedules show the order of activities that will happen during storytime. Visual schedules provide children with different needs and abilities what to expect and how to participate in storytime.
From the EPA, includes information about when to clean vs. sanitize vs. disinfect and how to select appropriate non-toxic cleaning products. Also provides recommendations on when to use bleach and the dilution ratio.
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
Valuable Initiatives in Early Learning that Work Successfully 2 (VIEWS2) explored the research-based idea that children progress faster when they are around adults who provide opportunities for them to develop early literacy concepts.
Early Literacy Webinars, Online Courses and Trainings
Module-based online professional development course for librarians and educators that provides a richer understanding of how and why apps can be used with young children and their adults. Developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Hour long on-demand webinar that explores the components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development.
10 hour WebJunction self-paced course consisting of six modules, which include videos, readings, activities, and reflection questions. The course provides training in how to intentionally apply research-based practices to boost early literacy in young children attending library storytime.