Literacy, and especially early literacy, is critical for student success. Parents and families are key to the development of children’s literacy, and there should be a continuous partnership with family, school and community that helps to cultivate each child's literacy skills.
The National PTA® and Amazon Kindle have teamed up to offer a new Family Reading Experience program hosted by local PTAs in cities across the United States. The PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is a set of free activities that engage the entire family. The activities focus on improving the reading skills of children between kindergarten and fifth grade.
The program brings together all five domains of reading including:
- phonological awareness
The curriculum, which National PTA developed in consultation with family engagement and literacy experts, includes activities with both physical books and e-books.