Parents & Community Supporters

Parents and Community Supporters

Parents are a child’s first teachers and most important advocates. Our community supporters also play a critical role in helping to raise aspiring young readers.

Families and caregivers can:

  • Talk, read, and sing to your children from birth, to support early brain development and strong vocabularies.  Resources include VROOM and PBS Parents Play and Learn.  

  • Bring more books into your home by enrolling your children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

  • As children are learning to read, ask them to read aloud to you each day.

  • Make sure children are in school every day, except when they are sick, even in pre-K and kindergarten, when the foundations of reading are being taught.

  • Access free and affordable resources such as public library summer reading programs to keep children reading over the summer.

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