For Parents

  • The Reading Rockets–NEA Guide to Learning at Home
    Family activities and ideas to keep children engaged and learning throughout the summer
  • Exploring Multicultural Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Myths
    Books, writing, oral storytelling, poetry and other creative activities
  • Big Summer Booklist 2020
    Browse this basketful of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for a summer full of reading
  • Start with a Book: Read. Explore. Learn!
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all year long
  • Reading Tips for Parents in 13 Languages
    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
    Create custom booklists from our library of 5,000+ books
  • 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
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development

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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