Great Reads


A list of great, parent-friendly books, to learn more about early speech, language and literacy development and how to support kids at home.


Books To Learn About Language Development (that are not boring!)

Beyond Baby Talk – by Kenn Apel and Julie Masterson

How Babies Talk: The Magic and Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life – Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones – by American Academy of Pediatrics

The Scientist in the Crib – Dr. Alison Gopnik, Dr. Andrew N. Meltzoff and Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl

Small Talk: Simple Ways To Boost Your Child’s Speech and Language Development From Birth – Nicola Lathey and Tracey Blake


Books That Provide Simple, Straight-forward Language Boosting Activities And Strategies For Parents at Home 

It Takes Two To Talk – by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman

My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development – Kimberly Scanlon

Play School: The Useful Book – by Justine Clarke

Learning Language and Loving It – by Elaine Weitzman and Janice Greenberg

Baby Games: The Joyful Guide To Child’s Play from Birth to Three Years – by Elaine Martin

Linking Language: Simple Language and Literacy Activities Throughout the Curriculum – by Robert Rockwel, Debra Reichert and Bill Searcy

More Than Words – by Fern Sussman

Let’s Talk Together: Home Activities for Early Speech & Language Development – by Amy Chouinard and Cory Poland


Books To Help Support a Growing Reader (preschool – early school age)

Shared Storybook Reading – by H.K. Ezell and L.M. Justice

I’m Ready: How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success – Janice Greenberg & Elaine Weitzman

Word Aware 2: Teaching Vocabulary in the Early Years – by Stephen Parsons & Anna Branagan

Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder – by Mariah Buehl






Know a great book parents should hear about? Let us know so we can add it to the list!




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