A Thousand White Butterflies
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Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children’s hospitals.
Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading
In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children’s literacy at home.
Video Duration: 3:18
More About Collin
Learn the importance of and ways to develop literacy skills for children with special needs.
Video Duration: 3:32
Reading and Writing Together
Doing reading and writing activities with your child can help them develop both skills and interest in literacy.
Video Duration 8:09
Building Vocabulary and Comprehension
Discover useful and fun ways to enhance your child’s vocabulary and understanding of language.
Video Duration 5:29
Connecting Sounds to print
Help your child learn to connect the sounds they know with letters and words on a page.
Video Duration 6:48
Learn about how children develop understanding of the rhyme, sound, and rhythm of language long before they can read.
Video Duration: 7:05
Read With Me: You Make The Difference
Discover the importance of reading with your children to develop their reading skills, their interest in language, and their relationship with you.
Video Duration: 7:15
Becoming Aware of Print
Watch 2 year old Mira participate in activities that prepare her to have a love of reading.
Sesame Street: B is for Book (with Pharell Williams)
Pharell shares how to travel the world by grabbing a book!
This Ready Rosie Video focuses on developing vocabulary in the grocery store.
Seven Research Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy Video
Positive Early Reading Experiences Set Children On A Pathway to Become Confident Readers By the Time They Reach Third Grade.
- Have Ongoing and Engaging Conversations with Your Child
- Create Literacy-Friendly Environment.
- Make Reading Enjoyable
- Hold High Expectations for Your Child’s Learning
- Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher
- Use Home Languages
- Visit the Library
Phonological Awareness Video
State Support Team Region 9 partnered with Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) to support Parent Mentors across the state in encouraging and equipping parents in their role of developing their child’s language/literacy skills.
Parents Talking With Their Children
Watch and listen to 5 quick tips. This video models simple things we can do to develop language skills.