Parents play the most powerful and influential role in their children’s lives. As their children’s first teacher, brain builder, tech navigator, advocate and coach, parents set the stage for success in the early years and early grades. Parents can best ready children for school, establish good school attendance habits and prevent summer learning loss. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recognizes that parents are the secret ingredient!
Without parents, it is unlikely that we can make progress on the Campaign’s three community solutions areas — readiness, attendance, summer — or, ultimately, on third-grade reading. This is why a focus on supporting parents should be integrated across all of our work in Campaign communities across the country.
Did You Know...
Read to Your Child Everyday
Set a daily reading routine: Find the perfect reading spot, curl up and read your child’s favorite book everyday.
Talk & Listen
Talking and listening gives your child the chance to hear sounds, words and form sentences.
Take Books with You
Take reading books “on the go”! Read while waiting in line at the grocery store or at the doctor’s office.
Have Books at Home
Reading teaches your child how to hold a book and turn pages.
Visit Your Local Library
Introduce your child to a world of books by visiting your local library.