Resources for Parents


Ten Facts Parents Should Know About Reading - By Jim Trelease

Why Read Aloud to Children - By Jim Trelease


Jim Trelease Website - The goal is to have children make friends with books, not enemies




Other Online resources to help your kids read

Sesame WorkshopThe mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. 

StoryblocksShort video demonstrations of early literacy teaching techniques from the Colorado State Library.


Library of MichiganFind links to early literacy resources in Michigan and around the country. Numerous downloadable guides on programming, developing literacy, developmental timelines, and activities to promote literacy starting with your preschooler. Videos are also available. This link came from the "For Librarians and Teachers" link:


U.S. Department of Education - Numerous resources for helping your child become a reader


Reading Rockets - Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.