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Child’s Reading Development

Parents’ Corner

Learn More About Your Child’s Reading Development

“I am a Reader”: What Being a Reader Means for Your Child

By Doug Evans

I grew up in a small rural town. Luckily, my parents were able to take me into the city from time to time. The city was a wonder to me – tall buildings and so, so much action. Still, I couldn’t imagine what it might be like to grow up in the city. Until I met Harriet…

Inspiring Instruction: What It Means for Your Child

By Doug Evans

Since 1970, the Institute of Reading Development has been dedicated to one thing: making reading a central, vital part of life for children and adults. We offer programs that give students of all ages the skills they need to immerse themselves in great books…

Why I Love Being A Reading Teacher

I’m a reader. You name it, I’ve read it: classics, mystery, fantasy, historical, nonfiction, sci-fi, comic books, stereo instructions, the back of the shampoo bottle…. Well, you get the idea. Being a person who loves books, I’m fortunate to have found a career that’s...

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Children’s Book Week Poster Gallery

“These posters remind me every day why we’re here doing what we’re doing.”
– Karen Mitchell, Facilities Coordinator Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! Read more employee reflections and view the gallery of beautiful and historic Children’s Book Week posters displayed on the walls of our Novato, CA office.

Since 1970, we’ve been dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing our students with great experiences in great books. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

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The Skills That Make a Strong Reader

As a parent, you know how important reading is. We all want our kids to be strong, successful readers who love books. So, what does skilled reading look like?  When skilled readers open up a new book, they jump into reading with confidence and a sense of curiosity....

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A Love of Reading Makes All the Difference

For parents, it’s a joy to see your child’s face light up when you read her favorite book aloud. Or to see your child so immersed in a novel that he loses all track of time. We know it’s a wonderful thing to love reading. It’s also crucial to your child’s success—it’s...

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5 Key Strategies for Reading Nonfiction

Children are reading more nonfiction at school than ever, and they start earlier than ever. Reading nonfiction sparks a lot of learning and discovery that’s really exciting for kids. It can also be challenging, so your child will need the right skills and strategies...

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The Powerful Impact of Achieving Fluency

As parents, we all want reading to be an easy, positive experience for our kids. Imagine your child settled into a comfortable chair with a book, completely tuning out whatever else is going on in the house. Reading feels effortless, captivating, and enjoyable. It’s...

read more

“I am a Reader”: What Being a Reader Means for Your Child

By Doug Evans

I grew up in a small rural town. Luckily, my parents were able to take me into the city from time to time. The city was a wonder to me – tall buildings and so, so much action. Still, I couldn’t imagine what it might be like to grow up in the city. Until I met Harriet…

Inspiring Instruction: What It Means for Your Child

By Doug Evans

Since 1970, the Institute of Reading Development has been dedicated to one thing: making reading a central, vital part of life for children and adults. We offer programs that give students of all ages the skills they need to immerse themselves in great books…

Why I Love Being A Reading Teacher

Why I Love Being A Reading Teacher

I’m a reader. You name it, I’ve read it: classics, mystery, fantasy, historical, nonfiction, sci-fi, comic books, stereo instructions, the back of the shampoo bottle…. Well, you get the idea. Being a person who loves books, I’m fortunate to have found a career that’s...

read more

Children’s Book Week Poster Gallery

“These posters remind me every day why we’re here doing what we’re doing.”
– Karen Mitchell, Facilities Coordinator

Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! Read more employee reflections and view the gallery of beautiful and historic Children’s Book Week posters displayed on the walls of our Novato, CA office.

The Skills That Make a Strong Reader

The Skills That Make a Strong Reader

As a parent, you know how important reading is. We all want our kids to be strong, successful readers who love books. So, what does skilled reading look like?  When skilled readers open up a new book, they jump into reading with confidence and a sense of curiosity....

read more

More Articles and Videos:

A Love of Reading Makes All the Difference

For parents, it’s a joy to see your child’s face light up when you read her favorite book aloud. Or to see your child so immersed in a novel that he loses all track of time. We know it’s a wonderful thing to love reading. It’s also crucial to your child’s success—it’s...

read more

5 Key Strategies for Reading Nonfiction

Children are reading more nonfiction at school than ever, and they start earlier than ever. Reading nonfiction sparks a lot of learning and discovery that’s really exciting for kids. It can also be challenging, so your child will need the right skills and strategies...

read more

The Powerful Impact of Achieving Fluency

As parents, we all want reading to be an easy, positive experience for our kids. Imagine your child settled into a comfortable chair with a book, completely tuning out whatever else is going on in the house. Reading feels effortless, captivating, and enjoyable. It’s...

read more

Since 1970, we’ve been dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing our students with great experiences in great books. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

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