Reading Resources

Reading Tips for Families

This website was developed to help Ohio’s families (including English learners) learn more about reading.

Visit the website often to see new fun and engaging activities. These activities will be archived in one of the tabs at the top of website. You can also search the website using the Search feature to find information of interest to you.

We hope you’ll find helpful tips and activities to encourage your child to become a successful reader. We also have reading research and resources for those who would like more detailed information.


Working Memory and Why It’s Important for Reading

  • Working memory refers to how we manipulate information stored in short-term memory.
  • Kids use working memory to learn and follow directions.

•Working-memory boosters can be built into your child’s daily life.


10 Tech Hacks to Help a Struggling Reader

However, not being able to read isn’t what it used to be. New technologies are revolutionizing education for those who struggle with the written word, whether reading it, writing it or organizing their thoughts in a coherent form–because they are all connected. And surprisingly, these technologies are widely available and often inexpensive. Most people have access to these tools, known as assistive technologies, without even knowing it, on their smartphones.


Physical Issues That Affect Reading and Writing


Nothing to Worry About— Erma Bombeck

Confessions of a child entering school for the first time – who according to adults “has nothing to worry about.”


Understood: Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.

This journey can pose challenges, though. That’s where Understood comes in. Understood aims to give parents a direct path to the support they need most to make them feel more confident and capable, less frustrated and alone:


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