For the Parent

We want to make it easy and fun for you to raise a child who loves words early. Here is what we've built into the program for you and how it works:

The first thing you will find in the box is the Quick Start Guide.
We outline the five easy steps to take on the first day: unpack and hide the books, write your child's name on all their pieces, read the Welcome Postcard with your child, deliver and read the first book, give your child their Library Box and Collection Poster.

There's a big Purple Marker for you! We don't want you to have to search for the perfect tool to write your child's name on their pieces. These markers were made for us with non-toxic ink. We chose permanent ink for its strong color and staying power, so don't give it to your child!.

Our Parent Handbook is for when you have a quiet moment to learn about our philosophy. Our approach – start early, make it fun, let them try – is quite

different from others.

We share how our decades

of experience with

thousands of families

brought us here, and

how you and your family

can get the most out of

our program.

We made a color-coded Booklist for you. One of your favorite jobs may be choosing which book to give to your child each day! This list shows your options at a glance and makes it easy to find the book you want in your secret stash.

We've created some Video Guides that tell you more. Go to the Extras section to watch:
• What's in the box.
• What to do on your first day.
• How to read Tessy & Tab books

with your child.