For decades, research has shown that children whose parents read to them become better readers and do better in school. Below are resources from the Reach Out and Read National Center to help parents, grandparents, and others, foster a love of reading in children.
Why Read Aloud? Learn about the advantages you give to your children when you read aloud to them.
Resources: Helping Children Cope with Stress Learn how reading aloud to children can help them cope with stress. Download a printable bookmark.
Developmental Milestones, 6 months - 5 years old. What Early Literacy Skills should your child have at 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3-5 years? Check our "Developmental Milestones"chart.
"Get Ready to Read!" Checklist. Is your home literacy-friendly?
Use this Checklist from Get Ready to Read! as a guideline to see what you can do to help your child learn and love to read
Parenting Books. Find parenting books about reading aloud and early literacy
Help children get ready to read and learn with reading tips.
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These great list will make it easy for you to expand from one book to a whole library.
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This page has many helpful resources for anyone involved or interested in adult literacy.
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The Parent-Child Home Program brings its early childhood literacy program into the homes of families with children 2 and 3 years old. Home Visitors visit families twice a week over a 2-year period. Using a new book or educational toy each week, they model verbal interaction, learning through reading, play, and conversation for the parent and child together. The goal of the home visits is to help families create language-rich home environments that promote literacy, school readiness, and school success.
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The Center for Children's Initiatives (formerly Child Care Inc.) offers many resources related to the care and healthy development of children, including referrals to child care providers and training to become a licensed child care provider.
Learn more about the Center for Children's Initiatives