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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!

Tell family stories
Tell your child stories about your parents and grandparents. You might even put these stories in a book and add old family photographs.

Cuente historias de la familia
Cuéntele a su hijo historias acerca de sus padres y abuelos. Incluso podría poner estas historias en un libro y agregar fotografías antiguas de sus familiares.
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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