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  • Colorín Colorado: A Web Site for Spanish-Speaking Parents
    http://www.colorincolorado.org
      "This resource from Reading Rockets is a bilingual Web site for Spanish-speaking parents. It provides information, activities, and advice on helping children learn to read and succeed."

  • Get Ready To Read
    http://www.getreadytoread.org/
      Get Ready To Read is a screening tool based on research about how young children learn to read. A link to the research is available.

  • Helping Your Child Become A Reader
    http://www.missouri-pirc.org/parent_downloads/hyc-english.pdf
      "This No Child Left Behind booklet includes activities for families with children from infancy through age 6. Most of the activities make learning experiences out of the everyday routines in which families participate."

  • How Do I Know a Good Early Reading Program When I See One?
    http://www.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/goodprogram.html
      An article from the U.S. Department of Education written to provide guidelines for parents on what is expected from a good reading program, and what should be expected from and available to their children.

  • Put Reading First: A Parent Guide Preschool through Grade 3
    http://www.yesican.gov/publications/first/
      When children become good readers in the early grades, they are more likely to become better learners throughout their school years and beyond. Learning to read is hard work for children. Fortunately, research is now available that suggests how to give each child a good start in reading. This information is available in Spanish.

  • National Education Association - Especially for Parents
    http://www.nea.org/readacross/parents.html
      "The research is clear: children who are read to, and who read for pleasure, are significantly more successful in school than children who do not. Give your children a head start on success -- teach them that reading is FUN!"

  • Reading Rockets - For Families
    http://www.readingrockets.org/families
      A project of WETA, the public broadcasting station in Washington, DC, this site provides detailed information about learning to read and strategies for supporting struggling readers at home, at school, and in the community. It offers news, practical information, expert advice, and resources for parents, teachers, tutors, child care providers, and policymakers.

  • Recommended Book Lists from the American Library Association
    http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alscresources/booklists/booklists.htm
      Lists of books on different topics including "Books to Grow On", a list of books for age birth to 3.
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