Resources & Materials for Parents
Reading Rockets' Tips for Parents of Preschoolers
The research is clear: children who are read to, and who read for pleasure, are significantly more successful in school than children who do not. Give your children a head start on success—teach them that reading is FUN!
- English (163KB PDF)
- Arabic (962KB PDF)
- Chinese (traditional) (1,282KB PDF)
- Haitian Creole (948KB PDF)
- Hmong (941KB PDF)
- Korean (1,693KB PDF)
- Navajo (576KB PDF)
- Russian (644KB PDF)
- Tagalog (941KB PDF)
- Vietnamese (944KB PDF)
Between the Lions
Between the Lions, winner of The Parents' Choice Award as the best TV show for kids 4-to-7, is the first series to offer educationally sound reading instruction that combines phonics and whole language.
Airing weekdays on PBS, Between the Lions is set in a magical library run by a family of big "cats"—lions Theo, Cleo, Lionel, and Leona—who run a library where characters pop off the pages of books, vowels sing, and words take on a life of their own. NEA has endorsed the series, which uses a comprehensive literacy curriculum geared to beginning readers.
Between the Lions has graciously shared some of their reading materials. Here is a selection of reading tips for parents and teachers, as well as book lists you can take to the library or the book store.
- Raising a Reader
- Tips for Reading Aloud
- Good Books to Read Aloud
- Books about Reading, Writing and Libraries
- Choosing Books for Kids
- All Kinds of Good Books