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    Resources and tips for parents and teachers to launch a great year
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    Looking for ways to bring more science into your summer learning activities?
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    Sharing family stories, Korean culture and history
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    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
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    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, apps and websites all about flight
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    Great summertime ideas for reading, writing and hands-on fun
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    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more

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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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