National Institute for Literacy – Shining Stars
These publications show parents how they can help their child to read. Each book has four sections and is divided by age groups beginning with toddlers and finishing with 2nd and 3rd grade.
Houston Public Libraries
Houston Public Libraries has many resources to help students with academic success. This site offers free online tutoring, reading lists, fun and games, internet safety tips, event information, and computer classes for students.
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
The Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation runs a variety of programs to help students possess the literacy skills necessary to reach his or her full potential in life and to ensure that the cycle of low literacy and poverty among families comes to an end.
Little Free Library
Little Free Libraries are all public and free resources for books throughout neighborhoods. Take a book, share a book!
My Home Library Houston
My Home Library is working with donors and literacy groups to give children the free books they need to develop reading skills that will create a pathway to success in life.
The Welcome Baby Initiative seeks to effectively engage parents in their children's early literacy and brain development. They provide a bag of resources and strategies for distribution to eligible parents from persons of trust who will serve as a resource to the parent.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
iWRITE inspires kids to WRITE their own stories and provides publishing and leadership opportunities to our youth. At iWRITE, we embrace both sides of literacy, focusing on the importance of being a reader and a writer at a young age.
Literacy, Enrichment, and Play
LEAP is a traveling children's literacy enrichment program built on multi-sensory techniques and creative play. They aim to engage young children and build motivation and enthusiasm for learning in a creative environment using age-appropriate activities. LEAP offers customized literacy programs year-round, including seasonal LEAP summer camps, weekly after-school classes, birthday parties, and professional development for teachers.
FLIP Literacy Program
FLIP is a one of-a-kind multilingual interactive learning program designed for early learners, ages 0-8, by a team of education professionals at the Children's Museum of Houston. In partnership with the Houston Public Library (HPL) and the University of Texas Children's Learning Institute, the Children's Museum of Houston's FLIP program helps develop early learners' reading and comprehension skills through family-centered activities in the home.