For Parents

  • Our 2015 Big Summer Booklist
    Our favorite fiction and nonfiction for a summer full of stories
  • Get Ready for Summer!
    Read. Talk. Explore! Booklists and activities for a season of learning
  • Wow! Oceans!
    Celebrate World Ocean Day with books and hands-on activities
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Heroes in Action!
    Explore what it means to be a hero with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  • Listen Up! Audio Books for Summer
    Dozens of our favorite audio books, perfect for car trips and hot, lazy days
  • Booklist: The Stuff of Summer
    A world of color, backyard gardens, picnics (and ants!), thunder and lightning ...
  • Literacy in Your Pocket
    Great summertime ideas for reading, writing and hands-on fun
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development
  •  Adventures in Summer Learning
    How families and educators in DC, Detroit and Boston are stopping the "summer slide"
  • Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Go Bird Crazy!
    Learn all about birds with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Reading Adventure Packs for Families
    Robots, stars, flight, dinosaurs, oceans, bees, building, music 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.

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PBS Kids Lab

Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers

Our Literacy Blogs

Dr. Joanne Meier
Dr. Joanne Meier
February 14, 2014
Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't." — Mark Twain