How to Raise a Reader


Parents are a child's first teacher. Take a look at the articles to keep up to date on the latest research geared towards raising a reader.

You can also search the Library's databases.

2015 Kids & Family Reading Report
The State of Kids and Reading
Scholastic (2015)

2016 Kids & Family Reading Report
2016 Kids and Family Reading Report
Scholastic (2017)

Cross, Carrie
Ten Things That Parents Can Do to Promote & Develop Literacy
Global Post (2014)

Parent Involvement in Early Literacy (2013)

Fowler MBA, Dora
Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

Get Ready to Read
Promoting Family Literacy: Raising Ready Readers
Get Ready To Read (2014)

Herron, Kelsey
Supporting Digital Kids in the Early Learning Years
Common Sense Media (2012)

Johnson, Sharlene from Parents Magazine
How to Raise a Reader

McMahon, Regan
How To Raise a Reader
Common Sense Media (July 2014)

Michigan Great Start Systems Team
Social Emotional Guide for Parents

Miller, Susan
Helping Parents Parent

Myers, Pam
Keep the Reading Going All Summer Long
Child Development Institute (2014)
Support writing at home

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 (2012)

O'Keeffe, Pauline
Back to school tips for Parents
The Benefits of Reading to your Newborn

Paul, Pamela and Russo, Maria
How to Raise a Reader

PBS Parents
How to Create a Literate Home: Young Child and Kindergartener (2013)

20 Ways to Boost your Baby’s Brain Power

Scholastic Media Room
New Study on Kids' Reading in the Digital Age: the Number of Kids Reading eBooks Has Nearly Doubled Since 2010 (2013)

Square Space
Child Development Chart

Square Space
Learn and Grow Activities

Wilson, Ruth
Using the Environment to Promote Early Literacy
Early Childhood News (2012)

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