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A child's education begins long before he or she enters the traditional school years. It really starts as early as birth. The foundation built in those first years of life has a tremendous impact on a child's later success. And the secret to a strong foundation is a simple as Read Play Talk. 

Attached is February's calendar with a list of ideas to engage your little ones!



Resources to get you started reading, playing and talking with your child:

Britannica Learning Zone
A complete online solution for early childhood learning in reading, numbers, time, sounds, geography and more provided by Mesquite ISD and the state of Texas. Requires a username and password unless accessed through the MISD SSO.

Bookworm for Kids: a Resource for Books for Children
Not sure what books kids will enjoy? Here's a list of recommendations for babies through age 4.

Born Learning
Explore ways for parents and caregivers to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.

Help your young child prepare for kindergarten with the library's FREE month-by-month guide to kindergarten readiness. Tips and ideas include skills development, getting ready to read, health and wellness and lots of book recommendations!

What are you wondering?

Reading Rockets
Doing activities with your children allows you to promote their reading and writing skills while having fun at the same time. These activities for pre-readers, beginning readers and older readers includes what you need and what to do for each one.

Vroom was developed by a group of dedicated scientists, community leaders and trusted brands with input from community organizations and families like yours. Together, we're providing parents and caregivers with ways to boost early learning.