Overcoming the Barriers to At-Home Reading

Parent & Family Engagement | 02/12/2019

Jessica Reynolds
National Digital Coordinator

By the end of third grade, children should be reading to learn — not learning to read. Yet more than two-thirds of fourth graders in U.S. public schools aren't reading at grade level. 

One crucial way to improve students' literacy skills is to make reading an everyday activitiy at home. That's why we partnered with ideas42 to create Every Child Reads, a program designed to help parents make reading a regular activity at home.

Setting aside time every day to read can be difficult, so ideas42 sought to identify the behavioral barriers that stand in the way and how they can be overcome.

Read the findings here. 


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