Sometimes I do feel a bit like Don Quixote on one of his sort of surreal pastoral wanderings as I seek to figure out how to impact the literacy acquisition crisis we’re in. But I’ll keep banging away. Today I’m going to share a great resource from Florida State’s Center for Reading Research. Awesome.

Now, when you take a look at the site you’ll see once again the emphasis on teachers and researchers which fine. But I feel strongly that the key to advocacy for parents is their own efforts to educate themselves about all things reading. There is nothing that I saw on that site that was too complex for parents to understand. Nothing. If you need help integrating what some of the information may mean to you, use me or someone with my background to help you.

Remember there will never be a more powerful advocate for you or your loved one than you.

Educate, educate, educate. Learn the language. It’s not rocket science, I promise. The more you learn about language processing, phonological awareness and learning how to read the better able you’ll be to make solid decisions and protect your kid.

Remember that you are not alone.