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Summer Reading Tips to Go

Sign up now for our 2016 summer learning tips, in English or Spanish. A fresh season of mobile tips will begin arriving in mid-May.

Sign up and get a chance to win a $20 book gift card from Amazon (one winner per week)!

Do more reading, talking and exploring this summer!

Our summer learning tips provide ideas to jumpstart reading, writing, and simple science activities for you and your child. You'll receive 3-4 text messages each week, all summer long. We hope these tips will help you and your kids have a summer full of learning and fun! Also available in Spanish.

Easy sign up

To start receiving our summer literacy texts, simply text READING to 41411 from your mobile phone, or enter your mobile number into the box on the left and click "Subscribe." It's that easy!

To stop receiving texts at any time, text STOP to 41411. For help, text HELP to 41411. Standard message and data rates apply, so check with your cellular provider if you have billing questions.

Happy summer reading!


¡Suscribirse a recibir mensajes de texto para ayudar a los niños con la lectura! Recibirá 3-4 mesajes por semana durante todo el verano. Para suscribirse, manda LECTURA a 41411, o introduce su número de teléfono en el cuadro a la izquierda y haga clic en "Subscribe." Responde Y para confirmarlo.

Cargos por mensajes y datos se aplican. Para cancelar en cualquier momento, manda STOP a 41411.

¡Vamos a leer!

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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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