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PARENT RESOURCES

It doesn’t matter how you practice reading with your child — whether you sing songs, read from books, play word games or spell out loud. The important thing is to practice reading with your child every day, as often as you can. They need you to read with them.

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PARENT RESOURCES

It doesn’t matter how you practice reading with your child — whether you sing songs, read from books, play word games or spell out loud. The important thing is to practice reading with your child every day, as often as you can. They need you to read with them.

StoryBlocks

Storyblocks is a collection of videos featuring songs, rhymes, tips and tricks for helping young children develop reading skills and thrive. A partnership between Colorado Libraries and Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Services, Storyblocks aims to make multi-lingual, literacy-building resources accessible to all families.

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Duolingo ABCs Mobile App

Duolingo ABCs is a free, easy to use app that helps kids practice reading and writing in English, on and offline.

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Read Along App

Read Along is a free, reading app, available online and offline, that listens to your child read aloud, offers assistance and rewards them with stars when they do well.

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Print at Home Parents Reading Kit

Print out these pages and let the reading begin. Explore lots of different ways to make reading fun for you and your child.

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Colorado Classroom by Rocky Mountain PBS

Tune in to Colorado Classroom for daily literacy, science and math lessons for K-3 children. Watch new episodes every week on Rocky Mountain PBS and online, starting September 7th.

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Reading Rockets Parent Resources

Find articles for teaching your child to read. Tips in 13 languages and video interviews with popular children’s book authors.

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Colorín Colorado Parent Resources

Bilingual reading resources, activities and tips for Spanish-speaking families and English language learners.

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National Center on Improving Literacy

Watch teaching tutorials, learn easy tips and find activities that will help your child to read better, no matter their age.

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Growing Readers Together Tips

Download a simple guide to learn how you can help your child’s early reading. We’ll give you tips for success and teach you why they work.

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Consejos para lectores en crecimiento

Descargue una guía sencilla para aprender cómo puede ayudar a la lectura temprana de su hijo. Te daremos consejos para el éxito y te enseñaremos por qué funcionan.

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Family Literacy Activity Calendar

One free calendar, more than 365 fun learning and literacy-building activities. Print and discover new ways to practice reading skills together with the Family Literacy Activity Calendar.

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Calendario de Actividad de Alfabetización Familiar

Un calendario gratuito, más de 365 actividades divertidas de aprendizaje y de creación de alfabetización. Imprima y descubra nuevas formas de practicar las habilidades de lectura junto con el Calendario de Actividad de Alfabetización Familiar.

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Starfall Free, Printable Flashcards

Print, then practice reading skills with more than 10 sets of free, customizable flashcards.

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Brightly Summer 2020 Reading Bingo

Download and see how many fun prompts, challenges and activities you can complete this summer.

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Khan Academy Kids

Grow your child’s love for learning and reading. This early child learning app provides easy reading and writing guides, plus fun learning games.

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Phone-a-Story Program

Call the Denver Public Library"s free Phone-a-Story phone number, 720-865-8500, any time of day to hear a story, rhyme, or riddle. New audio is uploaded every Tuesday, in four languages, including English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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BedTime FM Podcast

Tune in to BedTime FM every fortnight, a children’s story podcast for kids of all ages, featuring stories written by guest children’s authors from around the globe.

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Unite for Literacy Library

Connect to more than 400 original digital picture books written in English and Spanish, complete with audio narrations spoken by expressive native speakers.

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Storyline Online Videos and Activities

Watch and listen to videos of some of your favorite famous actors and actresses reading classic children"s books on Storyline Online. Plus, as an added bonus, each video comes with a free, downloadable activity guide to make each story even more fun.

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YOU ARE THE KEY TO THEIR SUCCESS

Start with these simple tips and see how reading more today can shape their tomorrow.

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YOU ARE THE KEY TO THEIR SUCCESS

Start with these simple tips and see how reading more today can shape their tomorrow.

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Free for everyone, the library is the perfect place to discover new books, children’s programs and other ways to get involved in your community.