Reading Resources for Parents

Reading Rockets

Many resources for teachers and parents, in English and Spanish.



Parent Partners is a multi-level training and information project designed with parents, parent groups, schools and community participants in mind. Parent Partners has provided services to families and educators in Title 1 schools, schools in urban areas and to NC’s lowest performing schools since 1985.


Novel List k8

Sometimes parents will ask for me to recommend books for their child. This website will give you access to a database of hundreds of titles to help you find books for your child that will be most appropriate. This site is part of the NC site with many resources that can be accessed at home.
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Parent & After-school Resources

Looking for engaging ways to introduce your child to reading or to encourage your teen to write? Need some age-appropriate book suggestions or rainy day activities? The materials here are your answer—all of them created by experts to be fun, educational, and easy to use outside of school. 

PBS Kids

This link offers reading games that are fun for your child. Try them on a tablet like an e-reader or iPad. My granddaughters love it!

PBS Kids Island

 PBS KIDS: Raising Readers
Interactive reading game for beginning readers.
The Child Progress Tracker allows adults to see how many games a player has completed in the 
different literacy skill areas emphasized on PBS KIDS Island.

Puzzle Me Words

Puzzle Me Words is a fun, educational game designed for kindergarten and first-grade students. The game reinforces letter sounds by having students combine letters to form words for the pictures they see (e.g., pig and hat). Scootie, a talking school bus, reads the words aloud, further reinforcing the letter sounds. As students complete each round, they earn a new puzzle piece toward their prize puzzle: a coloring sheet that they can print, color, and display proudly at home or in school. 

National Geographic for kids

Motivated readers are the best readers. Kids will find interesting articles and games about animals around the world at the National Geographic for Kids website. Learning can be fun!

Time For Kids

 Order Time for Kids for your class.
This the web site version of the magazine . Kids will enjoy the interactive games that go along with the magazine for each month.

Fun Brain

This website has educational games for children of all ages!



Visit this website to work on your letters, sounds or your reading skills. Great for primary students and ESL students!