Reading Resources

The Importance of Reading

Rocky Mountain PBS knows that there's nothing quite like a good book; reading has the power to spark imaginations and inspire new possibilities. It's important to instill the joy of reading in younger generations so they can enjoy its lifelong benefits.

Looking for new ideas for reading with your child? The below links are helpful, local resources for young readers and their families:

Colorín Colorado: A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners
Colorado State Library's Literacy Resources for Children: Free information on how to make your child a better reader
The Lexile: Helps students find new, exciting books within their reading level
Rocky Mountain PBS LearningMedia: Interactive games and videos that build literacy skills for children and students of all ages.

So head over to your local public library and get started on your next reading adventure.

One Book 4 Colorado

onebook4colorado.png Rocky Mountain PBS is a proud media sponsor of One Book 4 Colorado, a statewide effort to provide a new book to every four-year-old in Colorado while simultaneously supporting parents as their child's first teacher. One Book 4 Colorado is the result of collaboration between Serve Colorado, the Office of Lt. Governor Garcia, Reach Out and Read, Colorado State Library, public libraries, the private sector, and the foundation community. It is modeled after the successful Preschool One Book One Denver program originated by the Denver Preschool Program.

Check out One Book 4 Colorado's tips on reading to your child. Because "children learn best by doing—and they love doing things with YOU." Find out more about reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing with your child.

The Importance of Child Literacy

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and other education experts joined Rocky Mountain PBS President and CEO Doug Price to discuss the importance of early childhood literacy, and the need to keep children reading during the summer months in the April 2013 edition of “Colorado Quarterly.”

Colorado Quarterly

Guests include: Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia; Lindsay Dolce, executive director, Serve Colorado & Colorado Reads; Ingrid Moore, executive director, Horizons Summer Enrichment Program

Read Along With Local Celebrities

Check out 2013's top books, read by Governor Hickenlooper, Power Forward Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets, and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Missy Franklin. Stories are read in both English and Spanish.


Storyblocks, which won an award from the Colorado Association of Libraries in 2010, is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood.

Get Ready To Read

Children get ready to read long before they start kindergarten. You can help by singing, talking and playing with the children in your care.

The Making of Super School News

We're celebrating Super School News' 35th year on Rocky Mountain PBS! Here is a video by King-Murphy Elementary students on the process.

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