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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.

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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)

Amy Joyce
Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

Anne Schwartzberg
7 Reading Tips for Parents

Claire Gagne
How to raise a reader

Erin Zammett Ruddy
18 Genius Ways to Make Kids Love Reading

Johnson, Sharlene from Parents Magazine
How to Raise a Reader

Kim Nassoiy, UCF Forum columnist
Want Preschoolers To Become Successful? Allow Them To Play More

Laser, Andrea
Tuning Out to Tune In: How Time Outside Can Improve Readiness to Learn Inside

Miller, Susan
Helping Parents Parent
www.earlychildhoodnews.com

Naeyc.org
10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Naeyc.org
Playdough Power

Naeyc.org
Read Anything and Everything to Your Child

Naeyc.org
Reinforcing Language Skills

Naeyc.org
Support Writing at Home

Naeyc.org
Wiggling, Giggling, and Moving from Head to Toe: Books to Encourage Exercise

O'Keeffe, Pauline
Back to school tips for Parents
www.earlychildhoodnews.com

Parents.com
The Benefits of Reading to your Newborn

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

Perri Klass, M.D.
Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention

Reading Rockets
Wordless picture books

Reading Rockets
Making predictions

Reading Rockets
10 Things You Can Do to Raise a Reader

Reading Tips for Parents (PBS)

Sarah S. MacLaughlin and Rebecca Parlakian
Read Early and Often (May 12, 2017)
www.zerotothree.org

Scholastic
20 Ways to Boost your Baby’s Brain Power
www.scholastic.com

Square Space
Child Development Chart
www.squarespace.com

Square Space
Learn and Grow Activities
www.squarespace.com

Zero to Three
5 Ways to Raise a Reader... Starting from Birth (Aug 4, 2016)
www.zerotothree.org

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