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Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.
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Read Across America for Parents

Learn how and why to make room for books and reading together at home with these resources, activities, and information.
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Published: 01/28/2021

NEA’s Read Across America

Raising Readers: What Parents Can Do
20 tips to help parents create a sense of enjoyment, wonder, and a passion for reading.

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National PTA and NEA

Developing Your Child’s Reading Skills and Raising Ready Readers
Tips to support children at each stage of their education with encouragement to read books that celebrate diversity and foster critical thinking.

National Center for Families Learning

Cultivating Readers
Available in both English and Spanish, the Cultivating Readers Family Guide provides tips to grow reading skills from birth to age eight.

Reading Rockets

Reading Tips for Parents (in Multiple Languages)
Divided by age, these one-page tip sheets for parents of babies through third graders are available in 13 languages.

Colorín Colorado

For Families
Bilingual resources offer parents tips on helping children learn to read, succeed in school, and learn a new language.

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PBS

PBS for Parents: Literacy
Age-by-age tips, articles, and activities related to literacy.

ReadWriteThink

Parent & Afterschool Resources
Reading and literacy resources for parents of students in grades K–12.

Understood

How to Help Struggling Readers Enjoy Reading
Resources to help parents of preK through grade 12 children enjoy reading, even if reading is a struggle.

 

Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.

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Help for Families During COVID-19

Families play a key role in helping students avoid the "COVID-19 slide." We've curated a collection of helpful resources and fun activities designed to keep at-home learners engaged and growing.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.