From decoding signs to understanding menus, reading is an important everyday task. This is why it is essential to expose children to reading at a very early age. The mission of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.”
Leading to Reading is a portion of the RIF website dedicated to children ages 0-5 and their parents. Your child can join cuddly characters Rita and Riffy to discover an online playground where there are matching games, lullabies and fingerplays for babies and toddlers. For preschoolers there is a doodle page where kiddos can draw and color online or print out coloring pages to decorate and hang on the fridge. In the website’s reading section, your child can follow along with Eric Carle while he reads “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?“ Exposing your child to literacy in different formats will keep learning interesting and fun.