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/