3-5 Years Old

Your child’s next step in building a ReadStrong reader is getting ready for Kindergarten, known as School Readiness.

Parent Reading to Child

A. Tips

  • Continue talking, reading and singing with your young child.
  • Get into a ReadStrong routine – read to you child the same time daily.
  • Select short books with pictures to look at and read..

and Get Help early if you think your child is having any problems.

Get Help!
Toddler Reading

B. Resources

Get help for your child.

  • Attend ReadStrong Events.
  • Sign-up at ReadStrong to get a Help Me Grow screening.
  • Enroll in quality childcare and early learning centers – many offer income-based scholarships.
    R’Club Child Care, Inc.’s Early Learning Academies
    – For assistance in locating child care provider listings, please visit Childcare Resource and Referrals page with the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County.
  • Is your Child 4 yrs. old or turning 4 yrs. soon? Sign-up for Voluntary PreK, known as VPK – It’s FREE and will prepare your child for kindergarten!
  • Visit ReadStrong’s Help for My Child page and sign-up. We can guide you to resources, screenings, and services for your child.

Inspiring Readers of All Ages

Read Strong featuring
Corey Thornton | Music Video

On Friday, ReadStrong Pinellas and Tampa Bay rapper, Corey Thornton celebrate Summer Learning Week by releasing Corey’s newest music video titled, READ STRONG. At the Barbara S. Ponce Library BreakSpot for Grab & Go Meals for Kids, ReadStrong Pinellas and Corey provided children with reading tips and links to Corey’s music video.