Developmental Milestones

Parents and teachers often ask about realistic reading and writing expectations for young children. Learn about typical developmental timelines by age and find recommendations for what parents and family members can do to support emerging readers and writers.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Reba McEntire

Find out what it takes to give our preschoolers the early literacy skills they need to become successful readers.

 

Fred Rogers

Find out about the early building blocks of learning to read and the importance of reading aloud.

"Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them." —

Arnold Lobel