Parent and Child Interactive Literacy Websites

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Born Learning

Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.*

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes.*

PA Parent Portal

This web-based PE curriculum was created in collaboration with national partners, the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) and the Center on the Social Emotional Foundation for Early Learning (CSEFEL). The curriculum is evidence based and presented as engaging, interactive distance


PBS Parents - Reading and Language

This website provides suggestions on how parents can find ways for their kids to have fun with literacy using these great tips, activities and resources.

Pennsylvania Center for the Book

To shape future readers, The Center for the Book has provided book lists, educational guides, lesson plans, and resources for families of young children and those who work in language and literacy development.  Each year the Center selects A Baker's Dozen -- thirteen of the best books to support family literacy and to create a love of books and reading with preschool children. *

Pennsylvania Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)

PA PIRC provides training and consultation to urban, rural, and suburban communities throughout Pennsylvania.  PA PIRC supports schools in welcoming parents/family members and community representatives as active and effective partners in student achievement (PA PIRC, About PA PIRC, 2012).

Read Write Think

This site, provided by the International Reading Association, offers many activities and printouts for children of kindergarten age through high school.


Starfall is a free public-service aimed at teaching children to read with phonics.  Their methodology is to motivate children in an atmosphere of imagination and play.

Thirty Million Words Initiative

The Thirty Million Words Initiative develops and disseminates evidence-based, parent-directed programs that encourage parents to harness the power of their words to build their children’s brains and shape their futures.*


Wonderopolis® is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.  Their approach is to pose an intriguing question each day and to explore it in a variety of ways. Their approach both informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.

*Quoted directly from the website.