Parent and Family Resources


There are simple steps you can take everyday that help instill the joy of reading and learning within your home.

 
  • Read to or with your child every day for at least 15 minutes per day
  • Schedule consistent homework time
  • Get a library card and go as often as possible
  • Enroll your child in out-of-school programs
  • Have family reading/game time – play word games and others that involve critical thinking skills
  • When riding in the car point out letters, colors, and signs to younger children - play the letter game
  • Schedule summer learning activities and opportunities
     
These are a few examples of ways to interact with your child throughout the day. For more ideas, read the parent section of Reading Tips To Help.  


Check your local library for story times and activities - Berks County Public Libraries

Infants and Toddlers


 

Look at books with your baby every day. Talk with, sing to and play with your baby every day.


Zero to Three Magic of Everyday Moments


Parenting Counts (click these links for more information)


Books (click these links for more information)


Preschool Age Children


 

The most important thing you can do is read with your child at least 15 minutes every day and have conversations.


Reading Tips (click these links for more information)


Books (click these links for more information)


School-Age Children


 

Read with your child at least 15 minutes every day. Click on the links below for more information


Tips and Information

To Do 
Books
Check your local library for story times and activities.
 
Visit The Atlanta Speech School website to learn more on how to properly read with your children. The website includes the video above, a printable coaching sheet, and additional resources.