• What Every Pediatrician Can Do
    For Professionals

    What Every Pediatrician Can Do

    ​Talking to parents about how they can nurture their young child's development can flow naturally into your visits with families. Review the tips to help you begin conversations that will teach parents how to promote their child's early literacy and early learning skills.​

  • The Evidence to Support Early Literacy is Clear
    For Professionals

    The Evidence to Support Early Literacy is Clear

    ​Early and regular shared reading promotes early brain development and strengthens emotional bonds between parents and children. Learn about the evidence that supports the promotion of early literacy.​

  • Resources for Families on Early Literacy and Early Learning
    For Families

    Resources for Families on Early Literacy and Early Learning

    Connections form in young brains when parents talk, read, and sing with their babies and toddlers. These connections build language, literacy, social, and emotional skills at an important time in a young child’s development​.

  • Professional Literacy Resources
    For Professionals

    Professional Literacy Resources

    ​Pediatric programs play a key role in promoting early literacy and early learning with parents and children. ​

  • About the Toolkit
    For Professionals

    About the Toolkit

    ​Looking for information about early literacy and early learning? Find it in 1 of 12 publications in the Books Build Connections Toolkit.​

​​​​​Find information about the benefits of promoting early literacy and early learning for children and what you can do about it in the Books Build Connections Toolkit. The toolkit has publications with information and tips for pediatric professionals and families. Encourage families to talk, read, and sing with their children!

Toolkit items are available to print, download, or share via social media.​​