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Explore The Bookshelf Project's Parent-Centered Resources for Early Literacy


At The Bookshelf Project, we're dedicated to nurturing a lifelong love for books and reading in every child. Our resources are designed to empower parents, guardians, and caregivers as effective reading partners. We've carefully curated resources that significantly impact a child's long-term literacy skills. Our workshops are thoughtfully designed to keep parents and caregivers informed about best practices and approaches.

Discover through our resource workshops how we can support your child's literacy journey. Together, we can foster healthy reading habits and create a brighter future for all our children.

Our Mission

Selecting Developmentally & Culturally Appropriate Books

Good children’s literature should foster a child’s healthy development in all aspects: emotional, cognitive, intellectual, social, cultural and moral. Books should contribute to the development of language and empathy, logical, critical and abstract thinking as well as the very potential and best features of every child. 

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Womb and Early Brain Development ​

Once you find out you are pregnant, your baby's brain is already in the works. In fact, just four weeks after conception, the neural plate forms, which is the foundation of your baby's brain and spinal cord.

Learning through Play

Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

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Trauma or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)

Adverse childhood experiences encompass various forms of physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction experienced in childhood. ACEs have been linked to premature death as well as to various health conditions, including those of mental disorders.

How to Read Board Books and Storybooks to Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Your infant won't understand everything but reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity you can continue for years to come which is very important for your baby's healthy brain development.

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Dealing with Obstacles to Reading with Your Child

Children may struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, including limited experience with books, speech and hearing problems, and poor phonemic awareness.

Early literacy intervention is crucial for students facing reading difficulties. Effective, research-based practices can help address these challenges and set a strong foundation for academic success.

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