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Ready 2 Read Program helps prepare children for kindergarten

Ready 2 Read is a free text messaging program for parents and caregivers to help prepare children for kindergarten. This program covers a wide range of early literacy skills and related parenting practices including: alphabet knowledge, letter sounds, beginning sound awareness, rhyme awareness, print concepts, name writing, story comprehension, listening skills, vocabulary development, nursery rhymes, singing songs, playing together, parent-child conversations and establishing high quality book reading routines.

To sign up, text “SIGNUP” to (406) 204.3583. You may text “STOP” at any time to discontinue the messages.

Participants receive three texts per week for eight months to help their children develop early reading skills. The research-based messages are designed to build on one another starting with the most basic skills and progressively get more challenging to be fun and engaging as children develop their skills.

An example of a text is “Ask your child to draw a story and tell you about the story. YOU write down what your child says, linking their story to written words.”

Sign up now for this free, exciting program. It’s an easy and fun way to help children get ready for kindergarten with early literacy skills that form the foundation of school and life success!

For more information click to read the brochure and read the frequently asked questions.