Overview

Early Learning Tips for Parents

Research shows one-on-one interaction between parent and child is critical for early learning. You can help your child develop important literacy and pre-reading skills. Five simple practices that help your child get ready to read are: ReadingWritingTalking, Singing, and Playing.

Explore the 5 Practices

Preschool Learning Tools

Practicing preschool skills can be both educational and fun. Explore our online learning tools together.

Go to Preschool Learning Tools

Early Learning Calendar

Print a calendar with daily activities that prepare children for success in kindergarten.

Get the Calendar 

StoryWalks

Not all reading happens on couches. Walk (and jump and run) and read at a CADL StoryWalk.

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Raising Reader Backpacks

Backpacks filled with books, toys, music CDs and DVDs on a kid-friendly theme.

Browse the Backpacks

Blog Posts

CADL youth librarians are your partner in developing your child's love of reading.

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In 2018, more than 700 participants were registered for the pre-reader program. We at CADL hope to grow this number in the future so that even more of our youngest patrons gain the tools they need to become super readers.
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Ask yourself: How do you advocate for literacy in your sphere of influence?

All Raising Reader Blog Posts

Storytimes & Playtimes

Tadpole Storytime at I5 (Held off-site)

Tuesday Apr 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Our early literacy experts have teamed up with Impression 5's education specialists for monthly science storytimes geared to ages 3-6. Admission to I5 is free when you show your CADL card or I5 member card. Today's topic: Itty Bitty Micro Science


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Tadpole Storytime at I5 (Held off-site)

Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
All Locations
Our early literacy experts have teamed up with Impression 5's education specialists for monthly science storytimes geared to ages 3-6. Admission to I5 is free when you show your CADL card or I5 member card. Today's topic: Bugs and Crawlers


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Staff Picks

Jeff A. Recommends

The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish
The Pout Pout Fish is a great holiday picture book that follows the adventure of a fish as he sets out to find the PERFECT gift. It has memorable rhyming phrases, has bright pictures, and ends with a...
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Niccolai T. Recommends

Julián is a Mermaid
Julián sees some beautiful mermaids on the subway and he knows that he is just like them. Abuela finds a way to support his dreams.
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