Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

Read Together
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Literacy Launchers
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About the Host
Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers hosts the first program in this Reading Rockets series. He has been a friend of young children since his show first aired on PBS in 1969.

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
Roots of Reading
Roots of Reading Roots of Reading
  Full Overview
Read Together
Literacy Launchers
Helpful Articles
Meet the Experts
Sounds and Symbols
Fluent Reading
Writing and Spelling
Reading for Meaning
Reading Rocks!
Empowering Parents
Becoming Bilingual
Reading and the Brain
A Chance to Read
Toddling Toward Reading Toddling Toward Reading
The First and Best Teacher
Children learn to speak and walk by instinct. But did you know reading is different? Reading needs to be taught. And a child's first and best teacher is a parent. "If you look at youngsters who come into first grade who can read fairly well, watch what their parents do," says G. Reid Lyon of the National Institutes of Health. "Parents can be extraordinarily good teachers."
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Child Reading

The single most 
		important thing a parent can do to help a child learn to read is to transmit a love of reading. - Phyllis   
		Hunter, National Fellow of the Institute of Learning

Helpful Articles
Want to know more? These articles offer insights into early literacy.
bullet Reading With Your Child>>
bullet Something Happened>>

Meet the Experts
Read and watch our interviews with some of the nation's top reading experts.
bullet Louisa Moats>>
bullet Russ Whitehurst>>

Related Links
Here are some of our favorite websites for parents of young children.
bullet PBS Parents>>
bullet Zero to Three>>
bullet Reading Rockets>>

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