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

Summer reading resources for parents

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!

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Great Kids' Books

Find Great Kids' Books

  • Select 'just right' books for your child
  • Create a vibrant home library
  • Plan a book swap
  • Rediscover your public library
  • Search for themed books online

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Reading Tip of the Day!

Be curious
Encourage your child's interests through books and conversations. Is your child interested in stamps? Coins? Bugs? Rocks? Use your public library to check out books and other resources on the topic. Be aware of community events such as bird walks and hand-on activities that will help your child explore their interest. Encourage your child to become a collector.

Sea curioso
Fomente los intereses del niño mediante los libros y la conversación. ¿Está interesado su hijo en los sellos postales? ¿Las monedas? ¿Los insectos? ¿Las rocas? Utilice la biblioteca pública para retirar libros y otros recursos sobre el tema. Manténgase al tanto de los eventos de la comunidad como los paseos para observar aves y las actividades prácticas que le ayudarán a su hijo a explorar sus intereses. Anime a su hijo a convertirse en un coleccionista.
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.

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Things to Do, Places to Go in Washington, DC

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

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