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All About Reading

Creating a Reader-Friendly Home

A home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become enthusiastic readers. Here are some ideas.

Everyday Reading Opportunities

Finding time to read is important to developing literacy skills. And there are many easy and convenient ways to make reading a part of every day.

Finding the Right Read

Books make great gifts for kids. Here's how to pick one to fit a child's interests, maturity, and reading level.

Helping Kids Enjoy Reading

For many kids, reading doesn't come easily. But these simple steps can help them become eager readers.

Raising a Summer Reader

Kids' reading skills don't have to grow cold once school's out. Here are some ways to make reading a natural part of their summer fun.

Reading Books to Babies

Reading aloud to your baby stimulates developing senses, and builds listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader.

Reading Milestones

This general outline describes the milestones on the road to reading and the ages at which most kids reach them.

Reading Resources

Regardless of your child's age or reading level, almost every community has programs and resources that are helpful.

School-Age Readers

From kindergarten through third grade, kids' ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, parents continue to play a role in a child's reading life.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Reading aloud to your preschooler is a great way to encourage learning development and to help prepare your child for independent reading down the line.