Learn how and why to make room for books and reading together at home with these resources, activities, and information.

Parent and child reading books together in the library.

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.

National PTA and NEA

Developing your child's reading skillsDeveloping 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.


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


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


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.


Recommended Books

The world—and books—are filled with many different kinds of people. Getting to know them is interesting, exciting, and fun! NEA’s Read Across America has great booklists to help you discover terrific titles to read aloud to engage and inspire your students.

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