These online and printable materials are designed to help you feel confident and well-prepared to use the Get Ready to Read! screening tool. They’ll also provide you with follow-up activities and resources for supporting your child’s early literacy development.
Webcast: The Get Ready to Read! Screening Tool These two webcasts introduce our early literacy screening tool, provide easy-to-follow instructions, and include helpful and fun resources for fostering your young child’s early literacy skills. Each video is 8-10-minutes long.
Animated Online Games Come along with Inky the Octopus and Gus the Bunny from PBS' Between the Lions on their underwater adventures. These games involve young children, with an adult, in entertaining stories and engaging activities that explore a variety of essential early literacy skills.
Chapter 1: Gus and Inky's Underwater Adventure On Gus the Bunny's first underwater visit with his friend Inky, the pair offers young children several short activities that explore rhyming words, word recognition, letter names and letter sounds.
Chapter 2: Rhyme Time Gus tries out hip-hop beats as Inky helps him learn about rhyming. Children participate in the story by finding words that rhyme to help Gus write his first hip-hop song.
Chapter 3: Wild Word Round Up Gus visits the Lone Starfish Dude Ranch for an underwater adventure with Inky. Children learn to listen for the sounds in words. Gus and Inky help them blend parts of words together and listen for beginning and ending sounds.
Literacy Checklist Your home is where your child will get his or her first experiences with books and reading. Use this literacy checklist to create a literacy-friendly home.