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Improving Literacy Briefs

Infographic for Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development at Home. Read the full brief for more information.

Taking part in literacy experiences at home can develop your child’s reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  Activities that you can engage in at home include: joint reading, drawing, singing, storytelling, reciting, game playing, and rhyming.  You can tailor activities to your child’s age and ability level, and can incorporate technology into your learning opportunities.

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Featured Resources

Tips for Families: Engaging Children in Conversations

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Read a tip sheet that describes effective practices for engaging children in conversations.


Talking is Teaching: Tips for Families (Spanish)

U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Read a tip sheet for families, caregivers and early educators that support preschoolers' early language experiences through talking, reading and singing together every day.


Preparing Young Children to Read video

Reading Rockets

Listen to Dr. Grover J. Whitehurst explain ways to help prepare young children to read.


Who is Eligible for Bookshare?


This short video explains the guidelines for which disabilities will qualify an individual for Bookshare membership.


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