Growing readers in a world of screens


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Comienza En Casa

Recently several of these families have had the opportunity to take part in an unusual early childhood education program called Comienza en Casa | It Starts at Home ... Photo by Nat Soti - Zero One Projects.

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Parents and Children Together (PACT)

Parents and Children Together (PACT), lasts for six weeks. About a hundred families in Head Start centers in Chicago have participated so far, and more than four hundred will have participated by the end of the trial run ... Photo by Nat Soti - Zero One Projects.

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Since it started in 2003, TutorMate has expanded into 300 classrooms in fourteen school districts and continues to grow ... Photo by Chris Cascarano - Zero One Projects.

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Univision & Too Small to Fail

In 2014, Univision and Too Small to Fail pledged to craft a set of public service announcements (PSAs), on-air teachable moments, and community outreach projects that would take advantage of the popularity of Bermudo and other Univision personalities ... Photo by Nat Soti - Zero One Projects.

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Play and Learning Strategies

Play and Learning Strategies, or PALS, works with trained professionals who visit the homes of mothers with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in Texas and a growing number of other states ... Photo by Nat Soti - Zero One Projects.

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Learn about the book by Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine

How will kids ever learn to read when technology is everywhere? The answer may surprise you.

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What People are Saying

  • Finally, ‘the everything book’ has been created for understanding the digital age and children’s literacy! Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder, Families and Work Institute, author, Mind in the Making
  • I was gobsmacked! ...I tell everyone interested in these complex issues that they must read this book.Maryanne Wolf, author, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
  • Tap, Click, Read is a must-read for all parents, teachers and those who care about kids.James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO, Common Sense Media
  • Simply the best book on the topic! Highly readable, highly informative, it is a must read for parents, educators, and policymakers.Susan Neuman, co-author, Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance, and professor, NYU
  • Transcends the old "is it good or bad" debate... a crucial read for teachers, parents, policy makers, and concerned citizens.James Paul Gee, professor and expert in literacy, Arizona State University

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  • New! See our growing collection of tipsheets and tools for educators, family engagement specialists, and community leaders
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Not just a book. More than two writers.

A project of New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, sparked the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, and funded by the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. Our book is published by Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley. We re-invest all royalties from book sales into our non-profit institutions focused on expanding access to learning for all children.