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  • New Booklist: Bountiful Spring!
    Hoppy toads, peaceful gardens, poetry celebrating our beautiful Earth, and more!
  • All Kinds of Readers
    Creating inclusive literacy celebrations for kids with learning & attention issues
  • National Poetry Month
    Celebrate the language and pure delight of poetry at home and in the classroom
  • 7 Things to Know About Learning and Attention Issues
    How to help the 1 in 5 succeed in school and life
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    Science explorations give kids a chance to record all kinds of observations
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    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
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    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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