Research has shown that the literacy attitudes and practices in the home are instrumental in helping children become successful readers. Three informational handouts share these findings with parents and encourage them to enjoy books with their children, visit the library together, and include their kids in their everyday reading and writing activities.

In addition, for your convenience, you will find here the Parent Materials from the Weeks 1, 2 and 3 of the Reading Camps Curriculum. These materials include a Parent Letter that can be distributed when the child enrolls in Reading Camp, and daily handouts that are sent home at the end of each Reading Camp day.

All Parent Materials are available in English and Spanish. Please choose the English or Spanish link to print out the appropriate number of copies for your campers’ families.




Enjoying Books With Your Preschool Child
Help parents understand the importance of reading aloud to their children. This handout includes tips for selecting good books and encouraging children to see themselves as readers.


Making The Most Of Your Visit To The Local Library
This handout discusses the importance of visiting the library with children and gives simple suggestions on how to make the most out of your visit.


How To Make Reading Part Of Your Everyday Activities
A list of easy tips for parents on how to make reading, and talking about what you read, a part of every day family activities.


Parent Letter (Week 1)
An overview for parents of what their children will learn and do during Week 1 of SUPER WHY Reading Camp.


Parent Letter (Week 2)
An overview for parents of what their children will learn and do during Week 2 of SUPER WHY Reading Camp.


Parent Letter #3
An overview for parents of what their children will learn and do during Week 3 of SUPER WHY Reading Camp.


Week 1 – Day 1 Handout
view of the activities and games from the first day of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 1 – Day 2 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 2 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 1 – Day 3 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 3 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 1 – Day 4 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 4 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 1 – Day 5 Handout
Overview of the computer games played during the camp week, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 2 – Day 1 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from the first day of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 2 – Day 2 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 2 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 2 – Day 3 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 3 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 2 – Day 4 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 4 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 2 – Day 5 Handout
Overview of the computer games played during the camp week, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 3 – Day 1 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 1 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 3 – Day 2 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 2 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 3 – Day 3 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 3 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 3 – Day 4 Handout
Overview of the activities and games from Day 4 of camp, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.


Week 3 – Day 5 Handout
Overview of the computer games played during the camp week, along with suggestions for how parents can continue the learning at home.

Additional Resources:

PBS Teachers PBS Raising Readers PBS Parents