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For Caregivers

Below you will find links to some research-based resources you can use to help your child develop their early literacy skills and enter school ready to read. 

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Early Literacy Calendar

Click below to download a bright and colorful calendar of fun ways to help develop your child's literacy skills by reading, writing, singing, talking, playing, and counting! On one side is a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for each day and the other contains supplementary content like nursery rhymes, early literacy tips, song lyrics, or suggested reading material.  

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Your Local Library

Check out our virtual library visit, perfect for helping little ones learn more about librarians as community helpers. Our libraries have so many resources for you and your family, from books, DVDs, computers, and programming in our libraries, to  eBooks, streaming video, and FREE ABC Mouse access in your home! Visit our website to learn everything your library card can do for you.      

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Get Georgia Reading

Get Georgia Reading is a statewide initiative developed to get every child in Georgia to become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. Visit their website to find some resources you can use at home to help your child.

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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

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Talk With Me Baby

The team behind Talk With Me Baby is a collaboration of six leadership organizations, all working to bring the concept of language nutrition into public awareness and educate caregivers on the importance of talking with their baby every day, in an effort to close the word gap. 

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Community Resource Guide

The Barrow County Family Connection has put together a valuable resource guide to help connect families to important resources like local government, housing and food assistance, childcare services, and more.                

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