Kindergarten – Grade 2

The first years in elementary school are critical to power-up your child’s reading skills. Attending school regularly supports your child’s ability to read, starting as early as kindergarten. You can help build your child’s reading potential and future school success, making a ReadStrong reader.

A. Tips

  • School attendance is important for your child’s reading skills, even in kindergarten.
  • Ask your child’s teacher about your child’s reading and how to help.
  • Continue your ReadStrong routine – read with your child the same time daily.
  • Set a goal to read 20 minutes daily- even if it’s for 5 minutes at a time.
  • Have fun reading together – Turn-off the TV and other screen devices.
  • Use different sources for reading materials – school, public library, and digital library, like myON.

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

Get Help!
Parent Reading to Child

B. Resources

Get help 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.