PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle
The PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is a program that engages the entire family and focuses on improving the reading skills of children between kindergarten and fifth grade. The program teaches families simple games and activities they can do with their children at home and when parents engage with their children at home, children do better in school.
Research shows that when families read together, learning happens and memories are made that last a lifetime. That is why National PTA and Amazon created the PTA Family Reading Experience, to inspire families to keep learning alive by reading great books together.
For inspiration, view our results from the Family Reading Challenge. Also, Amazon and National PTA are pleased to award a classroom of Kindles to 50 PTAs. View this press release and interactive map spotlighting our recipients.
Use the toolkits below to guide your Family Reading Experience at home and at school.
Host a Family Reading Experience Event
Parents love going to their kids' school and seeing their child excited about learning. Demonstrate reading fun with a Family Reading Experience event at your school.
Step 1. Join us for an informational webinar on Mon., Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m. EDT to learn more.
Step 3. Choose one of the themes below. Each theme provides you with grade-specific literacy activities to share at your event. Grade levels include: K-2, 3-5.
Step 4. Promote your event to invite your whole school community.
- Key Messages and Sample Social Media
- Sample Invitation Letter to Parents (En Espanol)
- Sample Morning Announcements
- Sample Newsletter Articles (En Espanol)
- Sample Media Advisory
- Activity Fliers:
Step 5. Share your event photos and videos on social media using #FamiliesRead and take this quick survey when your event is over to share your experience with us!
Use Family Reading Experience Activities at Home
These activities reinforce the core skills of literacy—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary—and focus on improving reading skills between kindergarten and fifth grade. Use event activities.
When families read together, the children develop strong reading skills and perform better in school. Families can use the activities below to continue to support their child’s learning outside of school.
- Consonant Toss Grades K-2
- On Safari Game Grades K-2
- Definition Expedition Grades K-5
- Picture the Character Grades K-5
- Punctuation Toss Grades K-5
- Under the Sea Game Grades 3-5
- Compound Construction Grades 3-5
Other Ways to Enjoy Family Reading Experience at Home
Email Programs@pta.org or call (800) 307-4782.