Resources for Parents






Read for Success

The Reading is Fundamental "Read for Success" research study set out to test and confirm the efficacy of a new model to reduce summer learning loss in children from economically disadvantages communities. The results showed significant gains in reading proficiency and the model holds promise to improve outcomes for today's children. See more on the findings by visiting this website.




Ten Facts Parents Should Know About Reading - Click to open a PDF brochure to read or print - By Jim Trelease

Why Read Aloud to Children - Click to open a PDF brochure to read or print - By Jim Trelease

Jim Trelease Website

The goal is to have children make friends with books, not enemies




Other Online resources to help your kids read

Sesame Workshop

The mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.




Short video demonstrations of early literacy teaching techniques from the Colorado State Library.


Library of Michigan

Find links to early literacy resources in Michigan and around the country. Numerous downloadable guides on programming, developing literacy, developmental timelines, and activities to promote literacy starting with your preschooler. Videos are also available. This link came from the "For Librarians and Teachers" link on this page:






Click Here - Numerous resources for helping your child become a reader









Click Here - Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.