For Parents

  • Space Rangers!
    Explore our NEW summer science camp for kids. Get the free toolkit >
  • Books About the Moon and Apollo 11
    Recommended fiction, nonfiction and poetry about space, for kids 3-12 years old
  • Our 2019 Big Summer Booklist
    Fiction and nonfiction and poetry for a summer full of stories about the world
  • Start with a Book: Read. Explore. Learn!
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all summer long
  • Assistive Technology
    Find resources to help kids become strong readers and writers
  •  Meet Meg Medina!
    Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal for Merci Suárez Changes Gears
  •  Meet Jennifer Holm!
    Co-creator of the very pink Babymouse and the very green Squish
  • 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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Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.

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"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables