Literacy Strategies for Parents and Families from Reading Rockets

RIF is proud to partner with Reading Rockets to provide information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Explore two collections: Growing Readers and Adventure Packs for Families. Written especially for parents, Growing Readers provides tips for raising strong readers and writers. Growing Readers is also a great resource for libraries and community literacy organizations. Explore from among topics including choosing children's books, ways to engage with your child's school, ways to involve the whole family, and helping kids swith learning disabilities. And for more articles and information and to sign up for monthly tips in English and Spanish, go to http://www.readingrockets.org/newsletters/extras

Reading Rockets Adventure Packs for Families is designed to encourage hands-on fun and learning centered around paired fiction and nonfiction books. The Reading Rockets themed reading adventure packs contain the instructions, activities, and bookmarks for you to download and print, for free. Explore activities and ideas with these themed adventure packs: Money, What Happens Next?, Folktales, The Snowy Day, and Animals. For more themed packs visit http://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-adventure-packs-families

And explore Start with a Book, a summer reading initiative for kids from Reading Rockets http://www.startwithabook.org/

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Children's Books: Finding and Sharing Great Kids' Books

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Engaging with Your Child's School: Back to School!

When the back-to-school bell starts ringing, parents often hear and read school-related terms that...
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Getting the Most out of Nonfiction Reading Time

Reading together remains one of the most important things adults can do with their young learner...
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The Snowy Day: Reading Adventure Pack

This Reading Rockets Adventure Pack is designed to support reading activities at home. We’ve chosen...
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Recognizing Reading Problems

Learning to read is a challenge for many kids, but most can become good readers if they get the...
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Children's Books: Find and Sharing Great Kids' Books (en Español)

Los buenos cuentos se comparten una y otra vez. Aquí hay algunos consejos sobre cómo elegir un buen...

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Engaging with Your Child's School: Back to School! (en Español)

¡El regreso a clases para los padres! Cuando la campana de regreso a clases suena, los padres suelen...

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Getting the Most out of Nonfiction Reading Time (en Español)

Sacar el mayor provecho de la lectura de no ficción El leer juntos es una de las cosas más...

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The Snowy Day: Reading Adventure Pack (en Español)

Este paquete de actividades de Reading Rockets ha sido diseñado para apoyar las actividades de...

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Recognizing Reading Problems (en Español)

Reconociendo los problemas con la lectura Aprender a leer es un reto para muchos niños, pero la...

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Early Literacy Development: Developing Writing and Spelling at Home

Writing is a terrific way for children to express their thoughts, creativity, and uniqueness. It is...
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Children & Digital Media: Rethinking Parent Roles

Smartphones and tablets are on nearly every dinner table and nightstand, and even our youngest...
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Science and Math Activities: Cause and Effect

“If you drink your milk, you will grow big and strong!” “If you clean up your toys, you can go play...
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What Happens Next?: Reading Adventure Pack

This Reading Rockets Activity Packet has been designed to support reading activities at home. In...
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Summer Learning, Side-by-Side

Summer is a fun season! It’s full of interesting bugs, games, and activities. These may lead to lots...
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Early Literacy Development: Developing Writing and Spelling at Home (en Español)

Escribir es una manera excelente para que los niños expresen sus pensamientos, creatividad y...

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Children & Digital Media: Rethinking Parent Roles (en Español)

Los niños y los medios digitales: Repensar el papel de los padres Los teléfonos inteligentes y las...

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Science and Math Activities: Cause and Effect (en Español)

Causa y efecto “¡Si te bebes tu leche, crecerás más grande y fuerte!” “Si limpias tus juguetes...

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What Happens Next?: Reading Adventure Pack (en Español)

Este paquete de actividades de Reading Rockets ha sido diseñado con el objeto de apoyar las...

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Summer Learning, Side-by-Side (en Español)

Aprender en verano, codo a codo ¡El verano es un época para divertirse! Hay bichos, juegos y...