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

Ways to make Summer Reading Fun!

Plan time to read: Making reading a priority can impact how our kids feel about it. Give some special time everyday and make it fun!

Find a special reading spot: Create a cozy nook they can only use for reading, maybe on the front porch or in a corner of your living room. 

Read to your children: The words don't need to be perfect, it matters that they are spending time with you reading a book.

Create an atmosphere: By turning the lights off you can get children excited to dive into a book. You can use a flashlight at bedtime to make the experience special for your little reader. 

Team up with animals: Read to your family pet or bring your child's favorite stuffy with you! Everyone loves hearing a story!

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June Book Recommendations
Enter to win using the link below!

Board Book

Join Scratchie the Cat to scratch touch-and-feel elements throughout this story. With touch-and-feel elements on every page, Scratchie even has the perfect ending, because there’s one more thing that loves to be scratched…Scratchie the Cat!

Picture Book 
Jameson only ever wears green pants. But if he wants to be in his cousin’s wedding, he’s going to have to wear a tuxedo, and that means black pants. How can he not wear green pants? Will Jameson turn down this big honor, or will he find a way to make everyone happy, including himself? In this pitch-perfect ode to individualism, acclaimed author-illustrator Kenneth Kraegel creates a character readers of all ages can root for — whatever color pants they wear.
Enter here for a chance to win a copy of our
June Book Recommendation!
Complete the form by 6/30 to be entered into the drawing. 
Early literacy skills are more than just reading books! Sing, rhyme, and talk with your child!
Upcoming Literacy Events
June is Pride Month
June 6- Summer Reading starts at Carnegie Library of Homestead

June 15- McKeesport Good Neighbor Day is an opportunity to celebrate businesses, community groups, churches, and more! We gather on Fifth Avenue in downtown McKeesport for a day of outdoor activities. There are games and activities for children and families. Vendors serve food from booths and trucks. There's also live music!

June 19- Learn about Juneteenth at Carnegie Library of Homestead displays

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