• Paquita McGrath

    Family literacy bags from Reading Rockets; each kit includes book suggestions and activities you can do at story time. Everything is available online to print (except the books).

  • Norma Ming

    Reading ideas that promote music

  • Amy Hornberger

    Reading Adventure Packs from Reading Rockets-- paired fiction & nonfiction books for families to read together, along with related activities (categorized by theme & grade level)

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