For Parents

  • Talking About Learning and Attention Issues
    LD Awareness Month: children's book authors and illustrators share their stories
  • Civics and Our Government
    Books, activities, apps and more to help kids learn how our government works
  • Assistive Technology
    Find resources to help kids become strong readers and writers
  • Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all summer long
  • New Month, New Friends, and New School Year!
    10 beautiful new picture books for September
  • Nature's powerful storms
    10 fiction and nonfiction books about the science and impact of hurricanes
  • Reading Tips for Parents in 13 Languages
    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
    Create custom booklists from our library of 5,000+ books
  • 7 Things to Know About Learning and Attention Issues
    How to help the 1 in 5 succeed in school and life
  • Journals and Field Notes for Young Scientists
    Science explorations give kids a chance to record all kinds of observations
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development

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.

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Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.

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