Raising School-Ready Readers

Invest in your child's future! Learn fun ways to engage children in literacy play and turn everyday experiences into learning activities to help children be ready for school. Families participate together in hands-on activities that support early literacy skills in six areas.

Intended audience: Adults/caregivers and their children, ages 3-6
Format: Five 90-minute workshops

Literacy development starts at home with parents and caregivers serving as a child's first teacher. Raising School Ready Readers offers parents fun ways to engage their 3- to 6-year-old child in literacy play.

Raising School Ready Readers is based on Engaging Families in Children’s Literacy Development created by Scholastic. Sessions focus on developing six core literacy areas that will give your child a head start on school readiness:

  • Concepts of Print
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Letter-Sound Knowledge
  • Oral Language
  • Comprehension
  • Writing

Workshops give ready-to-use ideas on how to turn everyday experiences--like fixing meals, giving baths, or riding in the car--into learning activities.

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