Equip parents with the tools to embody a trauma informed, emotionally responsive, culturally relevant home culture that's grounded in science, supports literacy instruction, and of course...shows up with that bell hooks kind of love.
It's a tall order but, it can be done.
In fact, at Raising Readers we are doing it ... in real time!
But reading is not a school skill. It is a life skill and every child deserves to be raised by caregivers and community that can teach and support their personhood with knowledge transfer, education, and belonging. Equipping parents with the skills to support their children's access to literacy is not just ideal for school purposes; it is human right and medicine for the central nervous system.
We are not just teaching children to read.
We are raising readers.