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

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Meet Sandra Boynton the author and illustrator who's helped hippos find their bellybuttons and cows learn how to croon.

About the Host
Reba McEntire

Singer, actress, writer, and parent Reba McEntire hosts this episode of Launching Young Readers.

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
Toddling Toward Reading
Roots of Reading Roots of Reading
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 Towrad Reading

Full Overview
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Helpful Articles

Children reading

We once thought a child's education started in kindergarten — but that could be years too late. Hosted by Reba McEntire, Toddling Toward Reading" examines what it takes to give our preschoolers the early literacy skills they need to become successful readers. In Texas, Illinois, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., we'll meet the dedicated parents, teachers, and researchers who are discovering how to give our children a good start on a great future.

This program is the newest episode of Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers, WETA's award-winning series of innovative half-hour programs about how children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help.
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There's a whole foundation that gets built over the first years of life. - Dr. Robert Needlman, Co-founder, Reach Out and Read

Helpful Articles
Want to know more? These articles show how parents & teachers can help every child become a reader.

bullet Learning to Read and Write: What Research Reveals
bullet Reading Tips for Parents of Babies
bullet Taking Delight in Words: Using Oral Language To Build Young Children's Vocabularies

Related Links
For even more information, visit some of our favorite Web resources.

bullet Reading is Fundamental
bullet First Book
bullet Reach Out and Read

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