Family Literacy Special Collection
What is Family Literacy?
Family literacy is a term used to describe parents and children - or more broadly - adults and children - learning together.
Why is Family Literacy Important?
One phrase that is often used to describe the importance of family literacy is "break the intergenerational cycle of low literacy".
Who Benefits From Family Literacy?
Research results show that family literacy programs do work and that at least four groups benefit: children, parents, families as units, and the larger society.
Where Can I Find a Family Literacy Program?
By clicking on your state, you can get the names and information for family literacy programs.
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How Can This Collection of Resources Help?
The goal of the Family Literacy Special Collection is to provide individuals working with families a way to access a variety of high quality resources quickly and easily. These resources include scientifically based research about family literacy and information about parenting issues, professional development, interactive children's activities, classroom materials, and more. The resources in this collection are chosen on the basis of their quality and their ability to enhance the literacy acquisition of family literacy program participants.