You are your child’s first and best teacher and the Nampa Public Library is here to support you in that role. The root of success in preparation for kindergarten is making time for quality caregiver and child interactions. Here you can find resources to support your preschooler’s development.
The Bookworm newsletter: The Idaho Commission for Libraries puts out a monthly two-page publication focusing on age-appropriate activities and early literacy practices that are fun and easy to follow for caregivers. You can view their archives or subscribe to the newsletter.
CDC’s Developmental Milestones: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has milestone checklists for ages 2 months to 5 years old. If you prefer to use an app to track their milestones, there’s an app for that! Download the free CDC’s Milestone Tracker App to check off your child’s milestones, for tips and activities, and signs to know when it’s time to “act early” and talk to your child’s doctor about developmental concerns.
Idaho AEYC: Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children offers tools to search for quality childcare that is Idaho STARS rated and additional educational resources for parents.
CLEL Bell Award Books: The Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) committee members choose five quality books that best emphasize the five early literacy practices; sing, read, write, talk, and play. You can view current and past years winners. Why is singing, reading, writing, talking, and playing important for young children? Find out why here!
Kits: You may visit the library to view kits that are currently available for checkout. You can browse our lists of kits offered for all age groups.
Kindergarten Readiness Workshop Bilingual Video Series: Visit our YouTube Channel to view our Kindergarten Readiness 10-part video playlist. Each video summarizes the importance of a skill, demonstrates ideas for supporting that skill, and resources offered by the library.
Nampa Public Library Event Calendar: Visit our online event calendar to view current library programs offered to the community.