The Reading Rockets project has received the following awards and recognitions for its television programs and websites.

PBS television programs

Adventures in Summer Learning (web show)

  • Communicator Award, Silver Award of Distinction
  • International Davey Awards Silver Medal Winner
  • Telly Awards Bronze Medal Winner

Toddling Toward Reading

  • Gold Communicator Award
  • Telly Awards Silver Medal Winner

A Chance to Read

  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Finalist in the Children's Health category, International Health & Medical Media Awards (the Freddie Awards), 2008
  • Gold World Medal at the International Film and Video Competition of New York, 2008
  • Silver Award of Distinction, 14th Annual Communicator Awards (International Academy of the Visual Arts), 2008

Reading and the Brain

  • First Place in the Children's Health category, International Health & Medical Media Awards (the Freddie Awards), 2007
  • Silver World Medal at the International Film and Video Competition of New York, 2007

Reading Rocks!

  • Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award winner
    "Parents of children who have learning disabilities might find this especially reassuring, interesting, and informative...[T]he enlightening and fun to watch."

Launching Young Readers

  • First Place Gold Camera award from the 36th Annual International Film and Video Festival
  • Four Silver Statuettes and a Bronze Statuette from the 24th Annual Telly Awards

A Tale of Two Schools

  • CINE Special Jury Prize
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Unity Award in Media
  • Finalist, New York Festivals 2005 International Television Programming and Promotion Awards

Empowering Parents

  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • New York Festivals TV Finalist
  • 2006 IRA Broadcast Media Award for Television
  • Telly Awards Bronze Medal Winner

Becoming Bilingual

  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Telly Awards Bronze Medal Winner


Start with a Book

  • 2012 W3 Silver Award: Education
  • 2012 W3 Silver Award: Family/Parenting

  • 2006 Webby Awards Honoree The Webby Awards
  • Best Internet Community Service Effort, EPpy Award Finalist, 2004
  • Horizon Interactive Awards, Silver Award, Education Website 2004
  • Dr. Hotlist Site of the Week, District Administration Magazine, March 2004
  • Great Web Sites for Kids, American Library Association, 2003
  • USA Today Hot Site, September 2003
  • A+ Site Review, Education World, October 2003
  • Site of the Week, eSchool News, October 2003
  • Web Site of the Month, National Association of School Psychologists, October 2003
  • School Library Journal, October 2003
    "While some terrific online literacy resources are available in English, painfully few are available in Spanish. This situation has to change, and Colorín Colorado is a great step in the right direction."
  • National PTA Magazine, September 2003
    "If you know Spanish-speaking parents looking for ways to help their children develop their reading skills, recommend the Colorín Colorado website for a fun and colorful approach to literacy... the website is filled with ideas for activities to make reading a daily activity… expert advice… and links to further resources…"
  • Rated five stars in the Tufts University Child & Family WebGuide

  • Washington, D.C., ADDY Award for Best Public Service Web Site of 2003

  • eSchool News Site of the Week, February 2003
  • Cool Site of the Day, November 12, 2002
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