Raising A Reader’s Family Shared Reading Program is a fun way to support early literacy and school readiness through reading routines and meaningful home-school connections. By providing families with multicultural, bilingual children’s books and a family guide that equips parents/caregivers with strategies to maximize shared reading time, RAR’s Family Shared Reading Program supports the development of home-based reading routines. The program also supports educators by equipping them with training and resources to provide high-quality virtual connections with children and families.


Family Shared Reading Program Book Collections

The Family Shared Reading Program’s book collections are divided into two age groups. Click on the appropriate age group for your child and enjoy a great selection of books to choose from. Each book offers read alouds in English and Spanish, fun downloadable activities, a special section for educators and more!


Raising A Reader’s Family Shared Reading program provides shared reading strategies that parents and caregivers can do with children to make the most out of their reading time together. Each strategy can be practiced for a few minutes a day with books provided in your Family Pack, favorite books from home, or books borrowed from the library. The section below provides videos, in English and Spanish, that demonstrate how families and caregivers can incorporate these strategies into their reading time with children. Remember, there is no wrong way for families to share books together. What is important is that parents and caregivers are spending time with their children, sharing books and stories and having fun!



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Recommended Tech Partners

Raising A Reader knows that it can be hard to navigate the digital world when it comes to high-quality resources for children. We have curated a list of FREE recommended resources to ensure that your family’s time in the digital world is safe, enjoyable and focused on learning.

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A  set of tools and resources from the Bezos Family Foundation designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain building moments.”
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Khan Academy Kids

Fun educational program that engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills.
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Springboard Collaborative

A texting program that provides free reading tips and resources to make reading at home fun and easy!
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Common Sense Media's Wide Open School

A free and open collection of the best online learning experiences and activities for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.