Support your child’s reading!

Learning to read is an essential part of your child’s education. It’s the first step to academic success. Your support can make all the difference. Help your child make the leap to becoming an independent reader by following these simple steps.

1: Learn about the power of reading.

The ability to read is a fundamental skill that students must possess in order to be successful throughout school and after high school. The good news is that reading is one of the few areas where we know, based on scientific research, how to teach kids.

  • Watch our brief virtual workshops to learn why it is so important that your child be able to read on grade-level and how you can support your child’s reading.
  • Sign the Read Now Colorado petition on this page to get regular reading reminders and tips.
2: Read to your child everyday.

Studies have shown this daily habit helps your child become a better reader. It helps your child develop study habits and a life-long love of reading.

Make the commitment to read to, or with, your child for 15-20 minutes per day.

3: Talk to your child's teacher.

A strong partnership between parents and teachers can have a powerful impact on helping children become strong readers.

  • Make a commitment to attend your child’s parent-teacher conference and ask about your child’s progress in reading.
  • If your child is a struggling reader, ask your child’s teacher to discuss options for what can be done at school and at home to support their development.

Read Now Colorado is a statewide endeavor to improve literacy rates in our state. In an effort to give parents tips and resources for supporting their young readers, Stand for Children Colorado, a non-profit organization focused on ensuring all students have access to a great education that prepares them for success after high school, launched Read Now Colorado in the Spring 2017.