Resources for Parents
A Variety of Websites to Promote Literacy
A Parent’s Guide to Reading with Your Child
Children’s Book Council is a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting and informing the industry and fostering literacy. Explore reading lists to help discover wonderful books for the kids and teens in your life.
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. You will find the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for books, movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, and music. The Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.
Cultivating Readers is a parent-friendly magazine, written by the National Center for Families Learning with funding from Houghton Mifflin. It offers valuable information for developing young readers.
Five Ways to Raise a Reader
Grocery Store Literacy Activities
¡Colorín Colorado! This bilingual English-Spanish site provides valuable information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents and educators of English language learners. It is the companion site to Reading Rockets.
National Center for Families Learning provides information and support about initiatives that support life improvement and family engagement across the educational spectrum.
Parent resources on how to prepare children for school, facilitate reading development, support learning, help with homework, and help children succeed.
Parent resources from Scholastic’s books and reading (book lists, read aloud tips, and learning tips, grades preK-8) for parents.
Reading is Fundamental – Find a variety of resources that provide support and information about reading and children.
Reading Rockets offers information and resources on how young children learn to read and what adults can do to help.
100 Home-School Activities Literacy for Kindergarten. This site provides information about reading and literacy skills activities parents can use to support their kindergarten student.
100 Home-School Activities Literacy for First Grade. This site provides reading and literacy skills activities parents can use to support their first grade student.
100 Home-School Activities Literacy for Second Grade. This site provides reading and literacy skills activities parents can use to support their second grade student.
100 Home-School Activities Literacy for Third Grade. This site provides reading and literacy activities parents can use to support their third grade student.
103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading