“Colorin Colorado” helps Hispanic parents encourage their children to read

From Reading Rockets, a multimedia initiative from public broadcasting station WETA of Washington, D.C., that provides information on teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle, Colorín Colorado is a new web site designed specifically for Spanish-speaking parents to help their children learn to read and succeed in school. Packed with information, activities, and advice on turning children into confident readers, the site features colorful illustrations from Caldecott Award-winning illustrator David Diaz and entertaining video clips of celebrities such as the late Celia Cruz and author Pat Mora. This bilingual resource is intended for parents of children between infancy and nine years old. Here, parents will find ideas on what to do at home to better prepare their children for success in school. Resources include reading tips and activities, recommended books, and downloadable resources for teachers and librarians to reproduce and distribute to parents in their communities.

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