train station in the Children's LibraryWe have many resources available in the Parent & Teacher section of the Children’s Room, as well as several specialty kits designed with parents and teachers in mind.

  • Parenting Kits – these kits pair books for children with helpful parenting guides on a variety of hot topics, like potty training, dealing with grief, bullying, and more.
  • Reading Readiness Kits – these cute little kits were designed with the help of Wallingford’s literacy coaches to support emerging readers. They contain a mix of beginning reader books and supplemental items like flashcards, literacy games, and music CDs.
  • Red Bags – these red tote bags contain 6-10 picture books around a central theme with ideas for related activities and a fun item like a puppet, puzzle, or music CD. They’re a perfect story time program in a bag for parents and preschool teachers.
  • Nature Corner Backpacks – these backpacks can be checked out with a library card and are filled with everything you need for family hikes or backyard exploration, including binoculars, field guides, local trail maps, bug catchers, and more!

We also offer many online resources that can be accessed any time at home or at school with your library card number, including these great ones:

Bookflix – An early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.

Muzzy language learning – The world’s # 1 language program for children features Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, English, and Korean.

researchIT CT – Includes full-text magazine and newspaper articles, biographical profiles, and many other resources.