For Parents


Tips on reading to children, vocabulary building and a link

Help Children Build Strong Language Skills 
Tips to work with your child to build a strong vocabulary and other language skills.
Ways to Read to Children
Things to do before, during and after reading a book to your child.
Meaningful Writing Experiences 
Reading and writing go hand in hand. Help your child with writing by providing opportunities to practice writing skills.

Iowa's Early Childhood Parent Web Site

This Web site was created to provide FREE objective, medically accurate early care, health, and education information for families in Iowa. Topics include child care, health and safety, child development, learning to read and write, parenting, pregnancy, and many others.