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  • Summer Science
    Looking for ways to bring more science into your summer learning activities?
  •  Adventures in Summer Learning
    How families and educators in DC, Detroit and Boston are stopping the "summer slide"
  • Reading Adventure Packs for Families
    Robots, stars, flight, dinosaurs, oceans, bees, building, music and more!
  • New Booklist! The Stuff of Summer
    A world of color, backyard gardens, picnics (and ants!), thunder and lightning ...
  •  Wow! Our Interview with Robert Neubecker!
    Books bursting with energy and fun, that see the world through a child's eyes
  • Literacy in Your Pocket
    Great summertime ideas for reading, writing and hands-on fun
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  • Get Ready for Summer!
    Read. Talk. Explore! Booklists and activities for a season of learning

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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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