Parent Lending Library
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The Parent Lending Library was established in 1992 and continues to grow.  The library contains books, videotapes on a wide range of early childhood topics.  The goal of the library is to offer parents easy access to these materials.  Our library resources may help you plan your next birthday party, discover inexpensive, exciting trips and activities around Boston or learn interesting science projects to share with your pre-schooler.  In addition, there are books and tapes that may help you with parenting skills or understanding your child's growth and development. A copy of the ECDC Policy and Procedure Manual, a Guide to Community Resources for Young Children and Their Families, and the Department of Early Education and Care Regulations are available upon request to all parents.  However, these resources need to remain in school and not be taken home.  Any parent wishing to use these manuals should speak to their classroom teacher or to the School Director.


The Parent Lending Library is located in the entry room of the school.  Materials can be checked out by signing the card attached to the book or tape and placing it in the envelope taped next to the shelf.  Regularly scheduled Parent meetings are a great time to checkout the available materials.  Parents are also welcome to check our materials out after class sessions.  Parents are asked to return books in a timely manner so that others can sign them out if needed.  Below is a current list of books available for borrowing.


Parent Library Book List



·         The Challenging Child  by Mitch Golant and Donna Corwoin

·         Getting Your Child From NO to YES Without Nagging, Bribing, or Threatening by Jerry Wyckoff and Barbara Unell

·         Positive Discipline For Preschoolers by J. Nelsen, C. Erwin, and R. Duffy

·         Raising Your Spirited Child  by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

·         Setting Limits by Robert MacKenzie

·         SOS! Help for Parents by Lynn Clark

·         What to Do When My Child Loses Control? by Polly Greenberg

·         What to Do When My Child Won’t Do As I Say? by Polly Greenberg



·         Badger’s Parting Gifts (a children’s picture book about the death of a loved one) by Susan Varley

·         Talking About Death:  A Dialogue Between Parent and Child by Earl Grollman


Divorce and Separation

·         The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children and Divorce by Carl E. Pickhardt

·         Separation: Strategies for Helping Two to Four Year Olds   by Kathe Jervis

·         Talking About Divorce:  A Dialogue Between Parent and Child by Earl Grollman



·         Reducing Stress in Young Children’s Lives by Janet Brown McCracken


Infants and Toddlers

·         Character Development: Encouraging Self-Esteem & Self-Discipline in Infants, Toddlers, & Two-Year-Olds by Polly Greenberg

·         The Complete Book of Breastfeeding by Marin Eiger and Sally Wendkos

·         Things to Do With Toddlers and Twos by Karen Miller



·         Active Parenting Today by Michael Popkin

·         Helping Young Children Develop Through Play by Janet Sawyers and Cosby Rogers

·         Helping Young Children Learn by E. Pitcher, M. Lasher, S. Feinburg, L. Braun

·         How to Generate Values in Young Children by Sue Spayth Riley

·         How to Talk So Kids Can Learn At Home and At School by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

·         How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

·         Parenting the Strong-Willed Child by Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long

·         Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education by Alice Honig

·         Toilet training in Less Than a Day by Nathan H. Azrin and Richard M. Foxx


Reading and Reading Readiness

·         More Than the ABCs:  The Early Stages of Reading and Writing by Judith Schickedanz

·         The New Read-Aloud Handbook (1989) by Jim Trelease

·         The Read-Aloud Handbook (2001) by Jim Trelease

·         Your Child is Learning to Read by Sara Wilford