Getting Ready to Read: Family Activities

There are many activities that parents can share with their children at home in order to strengthen reading and language skills! These articles offer an overview of some of those activities, as well as specific ideas to use.

Getting Ready to Read: Using Storytelling, Rhymes, and More!

From singing and rhyming to storytelling and acting, these activities will help your child to develop a wide array of reading readiness skills.

Making Music: Literacy Tips for Parents

Here are some helpful hints on making music a part of your daily life as well as a list of recommended musical recordings and songbooks for you to try.

Family Stories

This article provides a number of ways that you can make storytelling a part of the time your family spends together.

Playing with Words

These games and activities offer an excellent way for kids to learn how to really listen to the sounds of words, understand that some words have more than one meaning, and how to manipulate words.

Meet the Author

Colorín Colorado and sister site Reading Rockets bring you interviews with top Hispanic children's book authors and illustrators, as an excellent way to introduce students to those who create books kids know and love. Each of the authors featured gives some great suggestions for activities to do at home!


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Thank you so much for all the good info. I have been looking for handouts to give to Spanish speaking parents at our Title One Parent Meeting. I found great stuff on your site.

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