Reading Ready Pittsburgh's Family Newsletter
supporting families to foster a love of reading 

There’s no reason learning literacy skills should be limited to an indoor space.  There are lots of ways to encourage a love of reading and writing by spending time outside.

Some ideas are:

Read outside- Grab a few books and head outside. Bring along a blanket to sit on, find a tree to lean up against or cuddle up in an outdoor fort. Read together or allow your child time to him or herself.

Paint alphabet rocks- Gather up some rocks from around the neighborhood or a local park. You can create a set of alphabet rocks by painting or coloring letters on each rock.

Use nature for letter making-  Kids just learning their letters will have fun shaping letters using items found in nature such as rocks, sticks or flower petals. 

Keep a nature journal- Include any kind of writing or pictures that the kids want to include about their outdoor adventures.

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May Book Recommendations
Enter to win using the link below!

Board Book

This tribute to babies and the people who love them is a happy celebration—you won't be able to stop smiling while reading the catchy refrains. Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin, and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you!

Picture Book 
Animals should definitely not wear clothing....because a snake would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would always be wet on a walrus! This well-loved book by Judi and Ron Barrett shows the very youngest why animals' clothing is perfect...just as it is.
Enter here for a chance to win a copy of our
May Book Recommendation!
Complete the form by 5/31 to be entered into the drawing. 

In the community...

On May 7, 2022, in celebration of reading, the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books and Spring, Reading Ready Pittsburgh and the Braddock Carnegie Library Association hosted a family-friendly POP-UP event. The theme was pop-up books. 

Pop Up Books were enthusiastically read by Braddock community members. An each child went home with their own  pop-up.  We also had a "Pampering Our Parents" table just for moms and dads

We were excited to see so many families attend! Reading Ready Pittsburgh is happy to work in communities to provide literacy programs! 
Let your child teach you! When reading together, let your child show you how to read the book!
Upcoming Literacy Events

May is Asian Pacific American
Hertitage Month 

May 12-23 Remake Learning Days- A Pittsburgh-wide festival of learning for families. 

May 14 10am-5pm Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books, East Liberty

May 26 5pm Family Game Night at Carnegie Library of Homestead
Visit Reading Ready Pittsburgh's website for more!
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