This resource from PBS Kids provides tips for helping to develop your child’s literacy skills, for ages 2-8.
As children are learning the sounds associated with letters, it’s important that the pronunciation of the sounds are blendable. This video provides an example of how to pronounce the sound associated with each letter of the alphabet.
This guide from the National Center for Family Literacy is designed to help parents support their young readers.
The Florida Center for Reading Research has a guide for parents to understand expectations of literacy development in grades K-5.
This resource from the Florida Department of Education contains language-building activities that you can do with your child to help the skills needed to become a reader.
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This guide from the NY Times provides simple, sensible tips on how to ensure that your child gets a good start in reading.
The National Center on Improving Literacy has a Parents & Families section geared toward helping your child read and write with practical ideas and strategies based on what works.
This guide from the National PTA outlines what to expect at different grade levels and how to support your child.
This parent guide summarizes the National Reading Panel’s findings about how to help children learn to read. It lists important things parents should see teachers doing at school, and provides suggestions for how to help a child at home.
Read, Write, Think has a whole section devoted to helping parents come up with great home learning activities for kids (K-12).
Reading is Fundamental has a range of parent resources, including activities, puzzles, and videos to support children’s literacy development.
Reading Rockets has a wealth of information to help parents address their child’s needs in all areas of literacy.
This brief guide from the US Department of Education has simple reading and writing tips for and parent of young children.
This resource from the Rhode Island Department of Education contains games and activities to strengthen the skills of emergent readers. The various activities focus on the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and background knowledge.
These guides from the National Institute for Literacy will take you through some of the things you can do as you as your child learns to read.
Story Mentors is an online intervention library for beginning and struggling readers. The resources include beginning readers, mentor guides, and at-home resources.
Talking is Teaching has a wealth of resources to help parents of young children promote strong language skills.
Use these PBS LearningMedia virtual field trips and short video clips to introduce your child to many new concepts. Knowledge about the world is an important contributor to reading comprehension!