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  • Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all summer long
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    A book-based summer science adventure. Download the toolkit and start exploring!!
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    Fiction and nonfiction books for a summer full of stories about the world
  • Reading Tips for Parents in 11 Languages
    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
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  • All Kinds of Readers
    Creating inclusive literacy celebrations for kids with learning & attention issues
  • 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
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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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Book Life
Rachael Walker
May 15, 2018
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Frederick Douglass