Preschool Resources

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Library Preschool Resources

Big Books | Board Books | Bouncing Baby Storytime | DVDs and music CDs
Preschool Storytime | Toddler Storytime | Read It Again! Kits | Audiobook Kits

Picture Books

In the interest of creating a more child-friendly browsing environment, the picture books (also known as Easy Readers) at the East Branch (and soon rolling out to more locations!) have been categorized and arranged by theme. Colorful signs and matching stickers help further define the theme of the book when looking at a collection of titles on the shelf. If your child likes books about dogs, for instance, you can now easily locate all the picture books about dogs in the “Animals” category.

There are 12 categories in all:

  • Animals
  • Celebrations
  • Concepts
  • Culture
  • Favorites
  • Folk and Fairy Tales
  • Growing Up
  • Nature
  • Rhymes, Songs, and Poetry
  • Sports
  • Stories
  • Transportation

Community Resources

Childcare Center Information
Local Meetup Playgroups
Women, Infants, and Children Program

Websites

StoryBlocks.org

Collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood.

Babycenter

Information from pregnancy to 10 years.

Parents Connect

Get expert parenting advice, tips, & recipes for all stages of raising your child, plus connect with other parents.

Wholesome Toddler Food

Healthy, nutritious, wholesome and easy ways to prepare yummy toddler recipes, meals and toddler snack foods.

Autism Data

Database of over 17,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos, and other materials on autism and Asperger Syndrome.

BookPALS – Storyline Online

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation presents some of your favorite stories read by well- known actors.

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Online version of one of the nation’s leading children’s book review journals.

CareVan

With one in four children in Texas not properly immunized, the Care Van Program provides immunizations to uninsured and medically underserved children through its current fleet of ten custom vans.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site

Collections of reviews of books for kids, curriculum ideas, and subject guides of book themes, activities, and professional topics.

Children’s Literature Web Guide

Attempts to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.

Harper Collins Children’s Books

Home of Goodnight Moon, Ramona, Lilly and her Purple Plastic Purse, Amelia Bedelia, Mary Kate and Ashley, Little House Books and many more.

Reading & Radio Resource

A non-profit agency that provides audio recordings of children’s materials such as textbooks and books on the Texas Bluebonnet List.