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  1. 36% of our 4th graders read below the basic level.

  2. “Reading aloud to children between birth and age 5 every day changes their lives forever.” Mem Fox

  3. ReadingRockets.org We’re all about … launching confident young readers and helping those who struggle

  4. A focused mission • Children from birth to grade 3 • Children from high-poverty communities • Children with learning disabilities • English language learners

  5. Our resources are… • Free • Research-based • Targeted at educators and families • Accessible • Culturally sensitive

  6. A multimedia website • Original PBS shows • Video (streaming and podcasts) • Professional development webcasts • Interactive web tools • Widgets

  7. Toddling Toward Reading • Features a segment on Reach Out &Read • Watch online anytime • Supplementary resources on preschool & early childhood development

  8. A website that is broad & deep • Hundreds of articles • Parent FAQs • Themed book lists for kids • Links to state resources • Links to other literacy websites • Research briefs

  9. Download, print, subscribe • Parent reading tips (English and 10 other languages) • Parent briefs (in English & Spanish) • Family literacy packs, book lists • E-newsletter for parents & educators

  10. Authoritative & comprehensive • All resources vetted by our research consultants • Top 3 Google rankings for “reading” and “teaching reading” • 2008 Parents’ Choice Silver Award

  11. Our audience is growing • 200,000 visitors each month • Social web: blogs, YouTube, Google Video, iTunes, Facebook, Twitter • Partner relationships: the most powerful way to extend our reach

  12. Some of our partners • American Federation of Teachers • American Library Association • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association • First Book • International Reading Association • National Black Child Development Institute • National Center for Family Literacy • National Education Association • National Head Start Association • Reach Out and Read • Reading Is Fundamental • Zero to Three

  13. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Emilie Buchwald

  14. You can help us reach more parents, families and caregivers.