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  • Creating a Reader-Friendly Home Creating a Reader-Friendly Home

    A home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become enthusiastic readers. Here are some ideas.

  • Everyday Reading Opportunities Everyday Reading Opportunities

    Finding time to read is important to developing literacy skills. And there are many easy and convenient ways to make reading a part of every day.

  • Finding the Right Read Finding the Right Read

    Books make great gifts for kids. Here's how to pick one to fit a child's interests, maturity, and reading level.

  • Helping Reluctant Readers Helping Reluctant Readers

    For many kids, reading doesn't come easily. But these simple steps can help them become eager readers.

  • Raising a Summer Reader Raising a Summer Reader

    Kids' reading skills don't have to grow cold once school's out. Here are some ways to make reading a natural part of their summer fun.

  • Reading Books to Babies Reading Books to Babies

    Reading aloud to your baby stimulates developing senses, and builds listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader.

  • Reading Milestones Reading Milestones

    This general outline describes the milestones on the road to reading and the ages at which most kids reach them.

  • Reading Resources Reading Resources

    Regardless of your child's age or reading level, almost every community has programs and resources that are helpful.

  • School-Age Readers School-Age Readers

    From kindergarten through third grade, kids' ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, parents continue to play a role in a child's reading life.

  • Story Time for Preschoolers Story Time for Preschoolers

    Reading aloud to your preschooler is a great way to encourage learning development and to help prepare your child for independent reading down the line.

  • Storytelling Storytelling

    Here are some tips for on-the-spot storytelling when you hear your child plead, "I'm bored! Please tell me a story."

  • Toddler Reading Time Toddler Reading Time

    Reading to toddlers lays the foundation for their independent reading later on. Here are some tips.

  • Your Child's Handwriting Your Child's Handwriting

    Even with great PC skills, kids still need to learn how to write by hand. Learn how to encourage good penmanship and help your child become a better communicator.

  • 504 Education Plans 504 Education Plans

    If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.

  • Financial Planning for Kids With Special Needs Financial Planning for Kids With Special Needs

    These 10 steps can help take the anxiety and worry out of your child's financial future and make sure that your child will be taken care of even after you're gone.

  • Helping With Homework Helping With Homework

    Tips and advice on helping kids and teens with classwork and problems at school.

  • How to Find Affordable Health Care How to Find Affordable Health Care

    Finding coverage for your kids may be difficult, but it's not impossible. Many kids are eligible for government or community programs, even if their parents work. Learn what resources are available to your family.

  • School-Based Health Centers School-Based Health Centers

    School-based health centers provide a range of services to meet kids' and teens' health care needs. Centers usually are inside a school building or right next door.

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