Families & Reading
Guide to Online Learning in Louisiana
Read, Eat, and Discover (READ) Chairperson: Aretha Williams
GOAL: The Families & Reading committee will provide opportunities for families in the state of Louisiana to develop print-rich homes and promote a life-long love of reading for all children & adults.
Ready, Set, Wait — an eBook for Kids
News You Can Use
On Thursday, March 1, the Read Aloud National Campaign will kickoff Read Aloud Month. The theme for March is, “Make the Magical Connection”. You can find March Read Aloud Month Resources Here.
Louisiana Believes — Louisiana Department of Education
National Center for Families Learning
Reading Adventure Packs for Families
What is Family Literacy? Getting Involved in Your Child’s Literacy Learning
50 Books Your Child Should Read before Kindergarten
Reading Is Fundamental’s Guide to Choosing Good Books for Children of All Ages
Reading Is Fundamental’s Guide to Reading Aloud to Your Children
Reading Is Fundamental’s Guide to Summertime Reading for Children of All Ages
Start with a Book-Summer Adventure Tracker
Louisiana Reading Association is proud to support the efforts of First Book. The following is an excerpt from the First Book website:
Every study confirms it; reading skill is the strongest predictor of success in school, and the presence of books in the home makes all the difference.
Sadly, kids from low-income neighborhoods rarely have books of their own. Growing up in a house without books is often a silent problem: leaders like you can see when children are hungry or when they don’t have appropriate clothes. A lack of books can be harder to spot and grow into a lifelong challenge.
With your help, we’re changing that. You’re already doing heroic work every day. We want to help you break down the barriers that so many children in need face when getting access to books. That’s why First Book offers books for free and near-free to leaders like you.
As a member of the First Book community serving children from low-income families, you now have access to free and near-free books from First Book. To start receiving books, log onto First Book and visit the First Book Marketplace to see our collection of thousands of award-winning titles for readers of all ages, all at up to 90% off retail prices.
While you’re online, check the First Book National Book Bank to look for free books donated to us by publishers.