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Links for Parents

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
RIF was founded in 1966 and is the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. RIF’s primary goal is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. This website has stories, games, and other activities geared to different age groups. Most materials are available in both English and Spanish.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Reading guides, podcasts, videos, and webcasts are available at this website.

University of Utah Reading Clinic
The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC) was founded in 1999 by the Utah Legislature to provide specific “direct services” to Utah educators and parents. The UURC’s goals include serving as a resource for parents by offering both assessment and intervention for struggling readers and to educators by offering professional development.

U.S. Department of Education (PDF file)
A report from the federal government which gives tips for parents regarding getting children ready to read, identifying good early reading programs, five essential components of reading, and much, much more. Great ideas you may want to print out and put on your refrigerator.

National Educators Association (NEA)
The NEA has a section which is just for parents. Educators share reading tips and lists of recommended books.

The American Library Association (ALA)
The ALA helps parents find their local library and provides tips and articles for parents about reading with children.

Public Broadcast System (PBS)
PBS has information for parents about reading and language development in children. This information is available in both English and Spanish.

Last Updated: 5/24/18