Especially For Parents

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be —
I had a mother who read to me.
Strickland Gillilan

Literacy Begins at Home
How you can make daily read-aloud time one of your best family experiences.
Teach your children to love stories, poetry, and chants BEFORE they’re ready to read!

Motivating Your Children to Read
Create and follow a reward based reading program for summer or all year round.

Practical Tips for Parents
Joyce Cockson, M.S. helps you develop enthusiastic young readers.

Teach Your Baby to Read???
Early Childhood Educator  Tonya Wright Speaks Out

Talking About Books
Tips for effective conversations about the books you read together.

We Love Readers
More of our favorite books.

Books on a Budget
Your children need lots of books to read and re-read. Here are great low-budget suggestions.

When You Don’t Have Time to Read to Your Child: The Value of Audio Books

How Can I Help My Child with Reading Comprehension?
Tips for Parents from Christine Woodcock, Ph.D.

Reading Suggestions for Children With ADD/ADHD Susie Babcock on books that are interactive and appealing.

Books for Your Earliest Readers
These books are particularly effective for new readers. Recommended Book Lists
Experts in children’s literature have prepared extensive reading lists for every child’s needs and interests.

Action Stories for Children
Children can have fun learning as they are physically active!

Educational Toys
Children and parents love these interactive toys, puppets, and games.

In Their Own Words
When you work with your child’s own thoughts and interests, the results can be amazing!

Working and Playing with Words
Educational activities for you and your child.

Sites for Parents
A variety of educational resources for parents.

Reading Rockets

Colorin Colorado (For Hispanic Families) – The sister site to Reading Rocket.

Word Activities from Speech Teach

Why Read Aloud?
Chapter One from Jim Trelease’s The Read-Aloud Handbook.

The DO’S of Read-Aloud

The DON’TS of Read-Aloud
Chapter Four from Jim Trelease’s The Read-Aloud Handbook.

Links to Reading Suggestions for Children
The American Library Association’s Caldecott Medal Home Page
Book Hive
Themed Reviews by
The Reading Tub. Jump in to find great books you and your children will love to share, and learn about ways to encourage your child’s love of reading.”
Between the Lions, PBS’s award-winning television series has been proven to contribute to the literacy skills of children ages 4-7. The companion web site offers parents an expert-approved curriculum of interactive stories and games to help kids successfully learn to read and write.