Colorin Colorado: Helping children read... and succeed!

Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read.

A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners
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For Families

Welcome to ¡Colorín Colorado! ¡Bienvenidos!
For Families

This bilingual section was created just for parents and families to provide you with the information you need to help your child become a good reader and a successful student.

Research shows that it's vitally important for children to have a good start in reading. Reading is the key to success at school and in life. And because you are your child's first and best teacher, what you do at home – even before your child goes to school – is what will help him or her become a skilled and confident reader.

When you click below, you'll find simple, but powerful ways to help your child become a successful reader. There are fun reading tips and activities, suggestions for choosing books to read with your child, ideas for getting involved at your child's school, and much, much more.

We hope that you enjoy exploring the Colorín Colorado website. Feel free to print out and use any of the information you find here. And most of all, enjoy reading with your child — you can find many great recommended books in the Books & Authors section. As the late, beloved Celia Cruz said, "Reading is a carnival!"


The Colorín Colorado team