Family Literacy

The Literacy Center values the importance parents play in their children’s education.  We therefore do all we can to support parents in helping their children become lifelong readers and succeed at school. Some beliefs that we hold with regards to family literacy are:

  • Parents have a strong hand in supporting their children’s love of reading
  • Parents should foster their children’s literacy by reading to them aloud, regardless of the parent’s home language or ability to speak English
  • Reading should be made fun and entertaining for children

In addition to running a small, but diverse library of children books for our students to use to read to their children at The Literacy Center, we also inform students of opportunities to develop their children’s literacy throughout the community.

Family Literacy Resources

Reading is an important way not only for children to do well in school, but for families to come together and support their education. Below are a list of resources that children can use to develop their literacy and have a prosperous education.

Free websites children can use (Pre-K and K)


Provides exercises for children to practice in order to develop reading and pronunciation skills – Pre-K – Kindergarten


Provides games to help children develop math skills in an enjoyable way

A list of books in different languages (Spanish and Arabic) that children can read (these books are also available in our Family Literacy room)


My Garden/Mi jardín by Rebecca Emberley
Número uno by Alex Dorros and Arthur Dorros
El osito polar  by Hans de Beer
Armadillo Ray by John Beifuss
What can I do when it rains?/¿Qué puedo hacer cuando llueve? by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
My Spanish Book of Colors/Mi Libro de Los Colores En Espanol E Ingles by Dalmatian Press
Los monstruos del mar: Sea Monsters (Aventuras de Sally y Sam) by Neil Burden
El Nuevo Niño del Barrio (Vive y Aprende) by  Jennifer Moore-Mallinos


The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
My First Words

Check out our blog to learn more about Family Literacy opportunities coming up.