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- A Child Becomes a Reader series
This series of booklets resulted from a collaborative effort by the former National Institute for Literacy, the U.S. Department of Education, and the NICHD—called the Partnership for Reading—tobring the findings of evidence-based reading research to those with an interest in helping all people learn to read well. The booklets describe activities that parents can do with their children to improve reading skills at specific ages.
- Shining Stars series
Like the Child Becomes a Reader series, these publications were created as part of the Partnership for Reading. They describe ways for parents to help their children prepare and learn to read at specific ages.
- Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read
This brochure, which is based on the findings of the National Reading Panel, describes activities that parents can do with their children to improve reading skills. It is also available in Spanish as La Lectura Es Lo Primero: Como Ayudar A Su Hijo A Aprender.
- Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center, Resources for Families
Parenting resources, learning games and activities, a guide for promoting safety and health at home, and information about Head Start are available on this page, maintained by the Administration for Children and Families. The office also maintains a section on school readiness.
- Early Literacy Toolkit for Families
The American Academy of Pediatrics maintains a list of online resources in English and Spanish, including reading games and tips for building language skills.
- U.S. Department of Education, Helping Your Child series
This series of booklets and brochures, available in Spanish and in English, can be used to help children develop specific knowledge and skills.
- Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
LDA offers parents information about specific learning disabilities—such as auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, and ADHD—and resources about interventions, special education, and technology.
- Department of Education Directory by State
The U.S. Departments of Education maintains a directory of contact information for various education offices in each state.