GCDC often recommends resources or tools that support parents in their efforts to raise happy, confident and successful children. We hope that you find these resources meaningful.
2014 Notable Children's Books: Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways. View the list of books here.
Board games: A fun way for young children to learn basic reading concepts. View some of our favorite board games.
Parenting Books: GCDC has a small library of parenting books. Our list of books provides a sampling of the books in our collection.
Scholastic Book Orders: Every month, you will receive Book Club flyers in your child's mailbox. Each flyer features dozens of affordably priced books and eBooks specially selected because they're timely, popular, fun to read, and just right for your child's reading level. To order, visit www.scholastic.com
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Toys are a fun way to introduce young children to basic STEM concepts through play. Our recommendations can be found here.
Travel Games: A few fun things to keep your kids occupied while traveling. Click here to see our recommendations.
Young Readers: Toys/Games for beginning readers. Click here to see our recommendations.