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NPT’s Learning to Read series focuses on family literacy, providing parents and children with skills that can help improve literacy levels in children. Through the experiences of diverse families, the series takes viewers on a journey through wide-ranging aspects of literacy and includes ways to access free books in a community, how to build literacy through everyday activities and more.

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Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are fun and exciting way to engage young readers.

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Pen Pals

Exchanging letters with a pen pal is a great way to practice reading and writing.

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Reader's Theatre

Give your child the stage and practice reading dialogue with expression!

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Reading Nonfiction

Learning the parts of a nonfiction text can help children explore a specific interest.

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Segmenting Sounds

Learning to sound out words can be a lot of fun, especially when a puppet gets involved.

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Home Languages

Bilingual children benefit from hearing stories in their home language.

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Telling Stories

Storytelling enhances cultural connections and strengthens literacy development.

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Recipe for Learning

Baking cookies is a tasty way to practice reading, math and following instructions.

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Asking Questions

Having a good conversation with kids is all about asking the right questions.

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Family Photos

Family photo albums make great conversation pieces for kids!

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Grocery List

An ordinary activity, like making a grocery list, is great writing and spelling practice.

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Books from Birth

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library provides free children's books to age five.

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Nature Walks

A nature walk is a fun, healthful learning activity for the whole family outside.

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E-Books are a fun and convenient way to learn on the go.

Virtual Family Literacy Workshops

Learning to Read is made possible by the generous support of

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Hays Foundation