Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children (A joint position statement of the International Reading Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children): http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSREAD98.PDF
Im, J., Parlakian, R., & Osborn, C. (2007). Stories: Their powerful role in early language and literacy. Beyond the Journal, January 2007, 1-3. Retrieved from https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1775-stories-their-powerful-role-in-early-language-and-literacy.
Kovach, B., & Da Ros-Voseles, D. (2011). Communicating with babies. Young Children, March 2011, 48-50.
Parlakian, R. (2004). Early literacy and very young children. Zero to three, 25(1), 37-44.
Parlakian, R., Lerner, C., & Im, J. (2008). Getting ready to read: Helping your child become a confident reader and writer starting from birth. Zero to Three, 1-13. Retrieved from http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-language-literacy/cradlingliteracy_ready2read_8-14-09.pdf
Rosenkoetter, S., & Barton, L. (2002). Bridges to literacy: Early routines that promote later school success. Zero to Three, February/March, 33-38. Retrieved from http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-language-literacy/vol_22-4f.pdf
Roskos, K., Christie, J., & Richgels, D. (2003). The essentials of early literacy instruction. Young Children, March 2003, 52-60.
Zero to Three offers a plethora of resources on the “Early Literacy Language Tips and Tools” page of their website:
Speech Milestones for Infants and Toddlers – The Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/language-development/MY02315
Tips for Choosing Books for Infants and Toddlers: http://www.zerotothree.org/early-care-education/early-language-literacy/choosing-books.html
Interactive Drawing with Toddlers: http://www.parentphd.org/2011/10/interactive-drawing-with-toddlers/
Supporting Infants and Toddlers’ Language and Literacy Skills:
Infants: Birth-12 months:
Younger Toddlers: 12-24 months:
Older Toddlers: 24-36 months:
From the 92Y Wonderplay Conferences (http://www.92y.org/Wonderplay):
Dr. Lydia Soifer: The Development of Language Skills in Young Children: http://youtu.be/TzpkRZvdOCw
Expanding Language: Making Room for Conversation in the Classroom