These resources help build literacy skills
Our team is committed to providing opportunities for young learners and their families. We hope that you enjoy these curated tools with your child and foster their love of reading!
Family Literacy Calendar
Check out our printable calendar for daily tips and activities to do with your little ones throughout the year. Use this calendar as a guide to help create a literacy-rich environment for you and your family!
Story Time Videos
Check periodically for our read aloud videos. Allow your child to become the storyteller by looking at the illustrations and listening to the different languages.
LIVE! with an Author
Watch our free LIVE! with an Author event series, featuring dedicated authors that support RAR-MA’s work and mission. The series showcases a wide variety of authors who discuss writing, reading, and the role books played in their childhood homes.
Raising A Reader MA Partners
We are proud to be affiliated with the national branch of Raising A Reader and are eager to share their resources with our Massachusetts communities. Authors have collaborated with Raising A Reader to record story time videos narrating their own children's books which can be found on this YouTube playlist. Raising A Reader National has also curated a playlist of Parent Reading Strategies that enhance reading practices at home. Their Shared Reading Program has access to read alouds in English and Spanish, storyguides , and extension activities.
As a partner of Raising A Reader MA and sponsor for "Power Play for Pre-K," PNC Bank is committed to fostering a robust learning environment for young children. Their Great Readers page connects families with videos where PNC community partners read their favorite childhood books aloud. For families looking for a way to incorporate literacy-building habits into daily life, we encourage you to explore their Everyday Learning page.
Resources for teaching about racial injustice and equality
Children’s Book Lists:
- Embrace Race: Read Aloud Books for Raising a Brave Generation
- Today’s Parent: 30 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kid About Racism
Navigating Conversations with Kids:
- Video: Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma and Race in a World of Nonstop News
- Teaching Tolerance: Race & Ethnicity
- Talking to Children about Racial Bias
- Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Conversation about Race
- Talking About Race, Racism and Racial Violence with Kids
Educate Yourself Through the Eyes of the Most Impacted: