For Parents

  • Our Annual Gift Guide
    Share the joy of reading with the young readers in your life!
  •  Fluent Reading
    How to help struggling readers learn to decode accurately and quickly
  •  Brown Girl Dreaming: Meet Jaqueline Woodson
    Woodson's beautiful books are realistic, hopeful and authentic
  • Map Making
    Introduce map skills and engage kids by actively "doing geography"
  •  Meet Jeff Kinney (and His Sidekick Greg)
    The candy and the vitamins: getting kids excited about reading
  • Reading Adventure Packs for Families
    Robots, stars, flight, dinosaurs, oceans, bees, building, music and more!
  • Building Print Awareness Through Read Alouds
    How to guide your child's attention to the print on the page
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more

Fighting for Your Child

Jennifer Simpson is a mother on a mission. She knows exactly where her daughter Emiliann should be as a reader — and that she's falling behind.

Launching Young Readers Series

Launching Young Readers Series

Our PBS series explores reading and writing development in young children. The programs feature top reading experts, best practices in the classroom, support for struggling learners and how parents can help their kids succeed.

Watch our shows online >

PBS Kids Lab
PBS Adventures in Learning
December 18, 2014
December 15, 2014
December 11, 2014
December 8, 2014
Reading Blogs
Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
"A book is a gift you can open again and again." — Garrison Keillor