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Where The Story Begins is based on the scientific evidence demonstrating that children who are read to are more likely to become successful readers. Parents play a crucial role in making sure that their children are read to everyday. 

Here are several great resources to help you share the joy of reading with your children.

Connections for Children Staff Favorites

Children's Book World

Childrens Book World has been open since 1986 and is a full-service children's bookshop in West Los Angeles, stocking over 80,000 titles for children, parents, teachers and collectors.

Our Best Books for 2016 list of top book selections for babies and toddlers up to age 3. Check back for new selections.

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making (MITM), developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with them. You can view sample tipsheets below or click on the links to see the full collections.

Mind in the Making partners with FirstBook to make these books available on

Mind in the Making Tip Sheets to Promote Life Skills
Amazon.Smile Tips (Ages 0-5)
Amazon.Smile Tips (Ages 6-12)