Books, Posters, Software, Videos, and Music

Toys and Games for Building Reading Skills
      Phonics-based toys that teach letter names and sounds.
      “Leap Pad” toys build reading fluency for comprehension and and a love of reading.
      Fun Activities to Improve Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary Skills
      Children enjoy developing oral language and reading comprehension skills as they interact with these puppets.
      Fun, colorful, animated reading and spelling lessons.
Song Books and Picture-Song Storybooks
      Including Expository, Traditional, and Raffi Songs
      Including Pop-Up Books and Motown Songs
      Songs for Babies and Toddlers
Picture-Song Storybooks IV
      Jamie’s Recommended Songbooks
      Folk Music from Around the World
      Lyrics, Fingerplays, and Other Activities
      Songs for the Family or for School. Includes folk and 60’s music.
Songbooks and Sheet Music available at
For Spanish-Speaking Learners and Learners of Spanish
  Dictionaries, References, and Word Books
Nonfiction Bilingual and Spanish Books
Poetry, Rhyme, and Songs
Reproducible Spanish and Bilingual Books
Spanish and Bilingual Books for Young Children
Spanish Books for Older Readers and “Chapter Books”
Spanish Picture Storybooks
Videos, Software, Toys, and Games in Spanish
Favorite Spanish Recordings
For Expectant Parents
Great Books to Give for a Baby Shower — Jennie Nash
Teaching Science to Children
Music and Activity Books for the Physical and Life Sciences
Teacher Resources
      This award-winning teacher trainer offers richly creative activities for teachers and parents of young children.
      General writing references from Lucy Calkins, Nancie Atwell, Donald Graves, Barry Lane, Shelley Harwayne, Ralph  Fletcher, Donald Murray, Gail Tompkins, Linda Rief, and others.
      Hundreds of excellent suggestions.
      The latest references in this exciting field from Cris Tovani, Stephanie Harvey, Janet Allen, Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmerman, Fountas & Pinnell, and others.
      Why phonological awareness is an important precursor to reading.  Fun activities that help children develop phonemic awareness.
  Greg Tang on Using Poetry to Teach Mathematics 
Great Kid-Approved Read Aloud Books
A collection of books ogranized by theme. These books make excellent read aloud choices for the classroom or home.