Family Resources

Early Literacy

Did you know that the period from birth to 3 years is critical for a child’s language development. Furthermore, it’s proven that the more words a child hears before kindergarten, through reading and spoken interactions, the more likely they are to have future success in school. Helping children develop a love for and exposure to reading from birth sets all children up for greater success in school and life. Check out our many early literacy resources below for links to books, read-alouds, local libraries and more!

Monthly Read from the Start Booklists

Quality Start LA has teamed up with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) System, the LA County Library System, the Pasadena Public Library System and Sesame Street in Communities to create themed monthly booklists, reading tips, and family activities all designed for families with children ages birth to five.

Read from the Start: Multilingual Booklists

Introduce your child to your home language or learn a new language with our NEW Read from the Start: Multilingual Booklists series in Armenian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog!

Quality Start LA Early Learning Booklists

Spark meaningful conversations in everyday moments with these great booklists, organized by different topics (i.e. multilingual booklists, health, diversity, equity and inclusion, etc.)

Quality Start LA Holidays and Celebrations Booklists

Introduce high-quality early learning moments through these great books, organized by themes for each month (i.e. holidays, heritage months, etc.)

Learn and Play with QSLA Activity Videos For Kids

Dive into a world of wonders as your little ones embark on captivating adventures, from crafting snow to nurturing a budding plant. Our engaging QSLA teammates are here to lead the way, offering guidance through these delightful learning experiences. Start exploring today and watch as your child’s imagination blossoms!

Each activity video also comes with a downloadable activity sheet available in English, Spanish and Chinese. Check them out!

Quality Start LA Literacy Toolkit

Tips for making the most out of storytime and a Quality Start LA bookmark to go with it.

The First 5 Years: What to Know and When for Reading Readiness

Check out this informative booklet by Reading by 9 full of resources, book recommendations, and helpful tips to add to your toolbelt to help parents build their child’s literacy skills!

Quality Start LA & LA librería  Quarterly Booklists

In partnership with LA librería, Quality Start LA brings you themed booklists and reading tips with a focus on quality bilingual and Spanish books.

QSLA is proud of the many resources available on our website and hope they support your program and your family. If you are interested in sharing any of our QSLA created resources with your communities or on your website, social media or other platforms, please give QSLA credit by tagging us on Facebook @QualityStartLosAngeles or Twitter @QualityStartLA or sharing the link to our website for the resource.