Books & Resources Recommended for Children
This is a listing of sites that hold virtual storytimes for children to enjoy from their home. Each site has a description beneath it and offers more information about the resource.
This list features board book recommendations that are split into specific categories such as: Bedtime Boards, Boards with Songs, Boards with ABC’s, and many more. Each book is linked to where it can be found through the WorldCat database.
A collection of videos of book reviews done by children in the Reinberger Children’s Library Center. While the Reinberger will no longer be filming children’s reviews due to COVID-19, we encourage parents and caregivers to send in video clips of their children reviewing their favorite books at home.
Helping Kids Cope
Organizations Dedicated to the Healthy Development of Children
This site provides resources for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics that include how to return to school safely and many COVID-19 related articles. Pediatricians who belong to the AAP also share their perspectives on topics regarding children’s health and wellness.
This site is a parent education initiative that offers simple practices for parents and caregivers to incorporate into their lives to help develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. Among the resources are articles that highlight the link between parents reading to their children and the development of the vocabulary of their children.
It is never too early to begin learning and Head Start provides the resources for children to do so. Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer a wide range of services depending on the needs of the child.
Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit that hopes to educate about the positive effects of reading daily with young children. The organization reaches 4.8 million children across the country and has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1998.
Too Small to Fail focuses on what parents can do in order to improve the health and well-being of their children. The resources offered through this site include indoor activities kits and videos that discuss a range of topics. This site is also available in Spanish.
Resources for parents that range from early development to talking to children about wearing masks and how to stay healthy during COVID-19.
Organizations Dedicated to Education
FirstBook Free Resources:
Shannon McClintock Miller’s, Our Library Website/Page
For K-12 Students
Are You Being Bullied?
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Coping with Abuse
Coping with COVID-19
Dealing with Your ADHD
Dealing with Divorce
Dealing with a Parent’s Illness
For Children with LGBTQ Parents
For Kent State iSchool Graduate Students