For Parents

  • Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day!
    Get your copy of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, round up some kids, and read!
  • October Is LD Awareness Month
    This month, teach one person one new thing about learning disabilities
  • Adventures in Learning
    Themed books and activities that inspire reading, writing, and conversations with kids
  •  Meet Poet Kwame Alexander
    Alexander loves writing for kids and is passionate about the power of poetry
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development
  • Literacy Apps: Fresh Updates!
    Apps for print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension & writing
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills

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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