You may have noticed the newest addition to CLEL's website - the Colorado Day By Day Calendar. Let me introduce you to this fabulous resource. This calendar was created by the Colorado State Library's Growing Readers Together project to help promote early literacy on a daily basis and is full of great ideas. The inspiration came from the South Carolina State Library’s calendar of the same name. Every day of the calendar has a different early literacy activity. This means t
We are happy to announce the 2018 CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy!
The five winning books consist of one title in each of five categories selected from
a shortlist of 25 titles. Each category represents an early literacy practice: Read, Write,
Sing, Talk, and Play. The books, in their content, theme, or design, support caregivers’
interaction with their children through these five early literacy practices. Research has
shown that engaging children in