Want to Nurture a Love of Reading in Young Students? Try Reading Rockets.

Parents and educators seeking the tools and resources to help their students develop a love for reading can find just that at one our favorite online education resources: Reading Rockets.  Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project designed to share information and resources on help children learn to read. This wonderful resource is a wealth of information and offers helpful tips and advice for parents, teachers, principals and librarians to promote reading.

One of our favorite programs this site offers is their Meet the Experts series  on YouTube. This podcast series provides an opportunity to learn about educational topics directly from authorities in the field. Watch exclusive interviews with prominent professionals, like Drs. Maryanne Wolf (below) and Louisa Moats. Topics include how to identify learning difficulties, develop reading skills early, and the importance of phonics.

For more information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, visit www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a national education service of public television station WETA. Funding is provided by a grant from the U.S.

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