There are hundreds of local, national and international organizations that focus
on children’s literacy, reading, and bringing children and books together.
The list of Reading Promotion
Partners of the Center for the
Book in the Library of Congress is an excellent and comprehensive directory
of these organizations. Use the online list of Reading Promotion Partners as a starting
point for researching other organizations whose information and resources may be
helpful to your building of a family of readers.
Included in the links below you’ll find more national organizations that have specific
programs or resources to help you read aloud with your child.
The National Children’s Book and Literacy
Alliance has created the NCBLA Parent/Guardian Handbook to help you help
your kids become lifelong readers and writers
This bilingual web resource from Reading
Is Fundamental provide tips and advice for parents and helps families read,
sing, and share stories together at home.
While your local library or other organization may offer similar informational workshops,
these free online courses from
Thinkfinity on sharing books and stories are easy-to-use and convenient.
Sign up to receive From Baby to Big Kid,
ZERO TO THREE's parent e-newsletter that offers science-based information
on how children learn and grow each month from birth to age 3.
Love to Read is the National Black Child
Development Institute’s national early literacy public education initiative
designed to help parents and other caregivers improve the academic performance of
African American children.
The National Education Association
has been building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA's Read
Across America for more than thirteenth years. This year-round program focuses on
bringing together caring adults, children and books to help children celebrate and
enjoy reading on Dr. Seuss’s birthday and every day.
The National Association for the Education
of Young Children provides ideas, inspiration and advice that parents can
use at home to promote play and learning.
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