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.
StoryBlocks for Parents and Caregivers – a Partnership with Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
StoryBlocks, which won an award from the Colorado Association of Libraries in 2010 and 2015, 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. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.
These videos were produced by Rocky Mountain PBS in partnership with Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and Colorado libraries. Additional content can be found at StoryBlocks.org.