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Tips for Parents


Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy proudly partners with the Rollins Center for Language & Learning at the Atlanta Speech School to maximize the benefits of its early literacy program using research-based strategies to foster the language and literacy skills of young children.

In just four minutes, you can learn what you can do to make books come alive for your child and increase his/her learning: Repeat Books, Engage and Enjoy, Ask Questions, and Do More.

A two-page coaching sheet recaps the four steps, and provides more information on the research that is the basis for the READ strategy. Click here for coaching sheet (PDF).

This video is narrated by Justin Cook, a 2010 graduate of the Atlanta Speech School’s Wardlaw School.

Additional Resources

Check out the Get Ready to Read! program at www.getreadytoread.orgfor additional early literacy and learning tips for children of all ages. They offer newsletters, videos, tool kits, and other useful resources for parents.