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Kindergarten Readiness: Learning to Read (For Caregivers!)

Why Is Early Literacy Important?

Early literacy is important for many different reasons. It is important for you to practice and develop these skills at home with your child so that they can be prepared to enter kindergarten when the time comes. 

Learning these skills together can also serve as an important bonding technique between you and your child! Additionally, the development of these skills can help them learn how to express themselves in a variety of different ways.

Resources for Diverse Learning Needs

While there are MANY resources available for caregivers who are looking for information for caring for and instructing children with diverse learning needs, we hope that the following lists are helpful places to begin your search.


Where Do I Start?

Knowing where to start can be intimidating. The following are a list of a few topics that you might be looking for. If the topic you're interested in isn't listed, reach out to us!

Need More?

The catalog for the Waco-McLennan County Library is available here!

If you want to search for more resources in our catalog in this subject, we suggest you search for the following subject headings:

For more assistance with searching and locating items held by the Waco-McLennan County Library, use our Ask a Librarian feature available on our catalog website or stop in to one of our branches!

The Waco-McLennan County Library provides patrons with access to resources through our Electronic Resources page, which can be found here. Suggested databases are listed below:

Digital and Audio Resources at the WMCL

There are many additional resources at the Waco-McLennan County Library that caregivers can access. The following DVDs are available for caregivers seeking more information about Kindergarten Readiness!

Online Resources

There are many different online resources for early literacy - and we know it can be overwhelming. The following apps, blogs/newsletters, videos, and websites are some of the materials we would recommend to learn more about learning to read (for caregivers!)!