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Start with a Book

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What does your child love to explore and learn about? Pick a theme below and get started!

More "out-of-school-time" reading resources for parents and community program staff

Fluent Kids

Fluent Kids!

  • What kind of reader is your child?
  • What is fluency and why is it important?
  • Fun, simple ways to build fluency skills
  • The benefits of audiobooks
  • Discover Reader's Theater!

Learn more >

Summer Adventure Tracker!

Adventures in Your Community!

  • Track your learning adventures with our downloadable map and log sheet
  • Match your adventures with our Start with a Book themes — and find lots of related books, activities and apps to extend the learning
  • Get your Summer Adventure Tracker.

Kids can log all of their summer reading with our Summer Book Tracker.

Summer Staff: How to use Start with a Book

Parents: How to use Start with a Book

  • How to launch a summer full of reading, writing, exploring, learning and fun.
  • Stretch and strengthen vocabulary, knowledge of the world, imagination and problem-solving skills.
Read Aloud Tips

Read Aloud Tips

Read aloud every day with your child and talk about what you're reading. These two simple activities help build your child's vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Get tips (In English and 10 other languages) >

Things to Do, Places to Go in Washington, DC

Things to Do, Places to Go
in Washington, DC 3 stars

Washington DC is full of interesting places to go with your kids — places that encourage hands-on learning!

Discover DC for kids >