Preschool Learning

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Age of Learning's award-winning curriculum for young children. Designed to help kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For ages 2-6.

Must use at a CADL Library


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BookFlix offers a wide range of video storybooks paired with non-fiction titles. Educational games add to the fun and learning.

CADL library card required (this includes Student Success Initiative cards)


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PebbleGo boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. With informational articles and ready-made activities, students of all abilities are supported. There are also supplemental resources for educators.


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Recommended for: Early elementary.  Learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Includes materials for educators. For ages 3-8.

Other Resources


Receive short videos directly to your phone or email focused on early literacy activities to do with your child. This resource is provided by Ingham Great Start through the Ingham ISD for all Ingham county residents.

Raising Readers Backpacks

Check out themed kits filled with books, toys, music CDs and DVDs designed for preschool aged children and their caregivers. You'll learn more about how to use talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing to help your child develop important early literacy skills.

Playtimes and Storytimes 

Join us at your local library for stories, songs, and crafts designed to help your child be ready to read. We have many ages, styles, and days/times across our branches.

Raising Reader iPads

Every CADL branch has one or more iPads filled with developmentally appropriate apps that support the early literacy practices of talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing. Explore one with your child on your next visit.


Combine some outside time with literacy development. Visit one of our StoryWalks around the county.

Ingham Early Learning Calendar

A calendar that gives you daily information and guidance on how you can help children learn and
be prepared to succeed in kindergarten.