resources for families

Students receiving help from a librarian

The Challenge of Choice: Teacher Librarians and Parents Working Together

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Covering the complications and best practices when it comes to helping children make their own reading choices.

7 Ways for Grandparents to Support Literacy

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Grandparents can be involved in the reading development of their grandchildren. Explore ways for grandparents to make a difference in this way.
A mom and daughter, next to a pond, hold up a leaf to inspect it closer during a hike in nature.

6 Spring Break Literacy Activities for Families

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Spring break does not have to mean a complete break from reading for students. Keep them engaged with reading throughout the break with these tips.

9 Tips to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary at Home

Friday, February 26, 2016
Having conversations every day, telling stories, and even going for a walk are among the tips discussed here to improve a child's vocabulary.

10 Reading Tips for Families

Friday, February 12, 2016
Support young readers at home by providing choices, letting your child see you read, and ask your child questions about what they are reading.

Using the Calendar to Connect Math and Reading

Friday, January 22, 2016
A family uses the calendar to strengthen their child's reading and math skill.