Library Association Resources
Child Ready to Read @ Your Library
for the Spanish-Speaking Community - The PLA
page of storytime aids and parent education materials in MS Word and PDF
Lisa's World - Children's songs and rhymes from
all over the world.
Possible: Spy a Book - bilingual storytimes
ready to go. Each themed Spanish/English program includes books to share,
fingerplays and rhymes, songs, a craft, a game, ideas for guest presenters
Parent Education Resources
Llave del Exito
video (Born to Succeed)
- Ten-minute video in which Latino families express the importance of
passing on books, stories and songs from generation to generation. Suitable
especially for parents of children birth to age 2. Available through the
NOTE below) or for purchase
from the Multnomah
NOTE: MHLS Professional Collection Materials may be borrowed only by MHLS
member library staff, by placing a hold through the Millennium staff module.
You will not be able to use Request-a-Title to order these materials.
MHLS Booklets to Give to Participating Families
The following booklets may be ordered through the MHLS online
Material Request form:
Ninos, los Libros desde el Principio (Babies & Books from the Beginning)
- Specifically directed toward Spanish-speaking families with children
ages birth to age 3, booklets include suggestions for promoting early
language development, samples of common nursery rhymes, information
about how to get an MHLS library card and a listing of area library
phone numbers. Revised and reprinted in 2003, the booklets may be used
as handouts to "new" parents visiting the library, to families
attending baby, toddler and preschool storytimes or to community agencies
serving families with very young children.
Buen Comienzo do la Lectura: Lo Que Pueden Hacer los Padres Durante
los Premeros Cinco Anos (Reading Right from the Start) - In Spanish,
an easy-to-read illustrated booklet that shows parents how they can
help their children (birth - 5) gain the language and literacy knowledge
necessary to become readers and writers. It uses the everyday routines
that parents do with their children to show how to build vocabulary,
learn about conversations, and discover meaning from the written word.
Parents learn about the value of talking, singing, and reading to their
child every day. The booklet includes recommended reading lists for
babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.