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Many librarians find it time-consuming to look for different developmental tips each week. In addition, while language and literacy tips are readily available for librarians, tips pertaining to the other domains of school readiness are often not so easy to find. In order to help make the use of developmental tips easier, I partnered with colleague Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting to create developmental tip cards. In addition to containing development tips across the full range of school readiness domains, these large index cards also include directions for fingerplays, songs, movement activities, book connections, or activities for parents at home with their children.  “The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards”  is available through ALA Editions.

To see an example of the handbook and the tip cards, click here.

Below is a list of Websites that have very good tips relating to child development. Most of these Websites do not actually list the tips. Rather they are incorporated into the research papers or information on child development. However, the sentences are written in such an easy-to-understand language that you can choose a few sentences and use them word-for-word as your tip.  If asked by program attendees for further information on that particular tip topic, you can refer them to the related Website.

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Physical Development Social and Emotional Development Executive Function
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Physical Development

Social and Emotional Development

Executive Function

Approaches to Learning

Cognition and General Knowledge

Mathematical & Scientific Thinking

The Arts

Language and Literacy

Parenting  (in general)