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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Databases for Young Children

Fairfax County Public Library offers online resources for education and enjoyment. Most sites require a library card for use outside the library.

  • Early World of Learning introduces children to core early concepts through stories, songs, videos, games, and printable activities. Read-along stories are available in English and Spanish.
  • Gale in Contex: Elementary meets research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a graphic interface, a subject search, and full-text, age-appropriate magazines and newspapers on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Scholastic Go! provides credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO!® offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.
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