Raising Readers


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Racine, let's come together to help raise successful readers because learning to read does not start in kindergarten or first grade. All adults - parents, grandparents and teachers play an important role in developing early literacy skills that give children the foundation they need to learn and grow. Here you can find an entire library of resources to help children develop a love for language and eventually help them transition from learning to read to reading to learn.

What's New

January 2022

  • Parent University hosted sessions this month to help families raise readers because early literacy skills actually start developing before children start school! If you missed them, you can check out a recording of the session with RUSD Reading Specialist Maggie Morgan here or check out her presentation in book form here
  • Is your child's language development where it should be? See if your child is hitting developmentally appropriate language milestones here
  • Expanding your child's vocabulary is easier than you may realize. Watch the video below to learn how OR check out these resources (Spanish version here)


December 2021

November 2021
Author Emilie Buchwald once said "children are made readers in the laps of their parents." On National Young Readers Day, take a few minutes to read a book to your child. It really is the foundation for raising a reader. Learn more about the benefits of reading aloud in this video.

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