You’re already special and filled with great experiences. Your child needs you and wants to hear your stories and your words.

When you open a book, you open the mind to new worlds and new possibilities.

Words Matter.
Words are Important.

  • Children are curious and want to learn. They want to do well.
  • Children learn through talking, doing, listening, and observing the world around them. Share books, magazines, conversations, and new words with them.
  • Every kindergarten child begins the school year wanting to learn.
  • Children need to hear and learn words from their family and community.

Did You Know?

  • A parent is the most important person in a child's life.
  • Young children learn more from their families than in their school.
  • Children spend 900 hours in school vs. 7,800 in the home and community.
  • All parents are natural teachers.
  • Reading aloud to your children is the single most important thing you can do to help them succeed.
“He loves that reading has everything within his reach.”

– William Goodwin

"The teachers have been so great to involve activities that accommodate the books. Really everything that’s happened has been so much more than we thought was going to happen. We’ve been amazed at the interest from teachers and those in the home setting."

Marsha Masters

Associate Director of Economics Arkansas