Reading At Home

Parents, we know you have been working hard helping your child complete school work from home. In the video (right), Betsy Drew talks about ways to work on and enjoy reading with your child at home.

Check out the Read to Succeed website for information on supporting children's reading development at home and the big five areas of literacy (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension).
Supporting Children & Families

Children with ADHD and learning disabilities often struggle to become confident readers with strong comprehension skills. Here’s some easy-to-follow tips to help your little reader.

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Storytime Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Videos feature celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more. Each book includes supplemental curriculum aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Audible: For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.  

Read a story with your child and create Wanted Posters for their favorite characters!

  • Pick out a storybook to read with your child.
  • Have your child pick out a main character in the story about talk about their characteristics.
  • Discuss why the character would be on the Wanted poster
(good or bad reasons) and have child fill out handout and draw a picture of the character.
Caribu App For Family Fun

Caribu  is a family video-calling app integrating children's books and activities - a truly engaging experience for kids and their families. You can draw together, read bedtime stories, solve puzzles, cook, and even visit museums in real-time with the kids, no matter the distance.

To help keep families connected during this uncertain time, AT&T is funding 60 days of free access and unlimited usage of Caribu. Offer valid March 24-May 24, 2020.t

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This e-publication was developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M140021 and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H84MC07994, Family to Family Health Information Center, $96,750; and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.