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  • Go Bird Crazy!
    Learn all about birds with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  •  Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • New Booklist! Spring Is in the Air
    Animals awaken. Baseball beckons. March winds begin to blow.
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Celebrate Music and Musicians!
    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, apps and websites all about music
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • 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

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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