Tips for Parents

Creating a connection between home and school by reading with your child at home allows your student to practice new skills and strengthen developmental learning processes they are working on like fluency and comprehension. Making reading part of family time with your kids teaches them valuable and important lessons and gives you new and engaging ways to connect with them. Reading Rockets has some great tips for ways that you can help your growing reader at any age, we've linked them for you below.

Milestones of early literacy development  [English]    [Spanish]

A Reader’s Typical Milestones [English and Spanish]

Milestone Checklist for ages 2 months-5 year old   [English]    [Spanish]   [Haitian Creole]


PNC Grow Up Great

Free bilingual resources were developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop - the creators of Sesame Street® - and aim to help parents, caregivers and educators enhance learning opportunities for young children.

St. Lucie Public Schools  [Kindergarten/Elementary Resources]



Join the EduCare Program (educational texting service)

Designed to support parents and caregivers of children between the ages of 0-3. EduCare provides helpful advice specifically timed to your child’s age, with resources focused on wellness, early childhood growth, education and specific developmental milestones.

  1. Toddlers
  2. Preschoolers
  3. Kindergartners

Being a toddler is all about action. Encourage continued language development and interest in books and reading by keeping things lively and engaging. Everyday experiences are full of opportunities to engage in conversation and develop language skills. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.

  1. 1st Graders
  2. 2nd Graders
  3. 3rd Graders

Give your child lots of opportunities to read aloud. Inspire your young reader to practice every day! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.