Start with a Book

Ricky Rocket

Books and activities to build background knowledge — from Reading Rockets

collage of images of kids learning through books and hands-on activities
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Afterschool and summer learning ... starts with a book!

Blocks of photos of children doing activities.
“The free engaging, research-based ideas from Start with a Book build on what young children already like — dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes, music, and more — so that parents can have fun and interact meaningfully with children while helping to strengthen their reading skills. ”
— National Education Association