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Word family flip book

How you can help at home: Have your child create this fun flip book to practice reading.

Make a storytelling board

How you can help at home: In this activity your child acts out a story with a hand-made storyboard.

Fun ways to read with your child

You have a big influence on your child when you read together. Learn how to make the most of this special time.

Our book lists for kids, grades K-5

Browse by grade level to find great books for your child recommended by our panel of children's book experts.

What's another word for...?

Play this game to teach your child more words.

Your kindergartner’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Reading is all about developing knowledge, which is something kindergartners do all year long – even while they’re learning their ABCs.

Is my kindergartner expected to read?

What is the developmentally appropriate expectation for kindergartners with regard to reading? I have a 6-year-old boy who is in kindergarten. He knows his letters and the sounds of each letter. He is making progress blending the sounds and reading words. He is not...

My kindergartner already reads. Will she be bored?

I am the mother of a 5-year-old girl currently attending kindergarten. We've spoken with her teacher about the curriculum planned for this year and among other great things, he stated that he will be teaching the kids to read. The problem is, our daughter...

How Can I Help My Son Learn the Alphabet?

My son does not seem to be able to recognize letters of the alphabet as expected. His teachers say that he is behind in class. At home if I ask him to point out a specific letter he can do it. If I show him...

Don't let their brains melt

Avoid summer school (and summer brain drain) with a little e-learning.