Literacy tips from Sharon in honor of Mother’s Day

Yesterday’s Lexington Herald-Leader featured an editorial by NCFL President Sharon Darling in honor of Mother’s Day. Here are a few activities she suggests to help moms give literacy a boost at home.

  • Make reading a family habit. Set aside a special time and place to enjoy stories without interruptions.
  • Take advantage of free resources, such as There you will find a parent activity calendar, which offers activities to build important literacy skills together, plus podcasts about sharing stories with children.
  • Use mealtimes as an opportunity to drive learning.
  • Make literacy and reading activities portable. As you’re driving across town or on vacation, look for signs with words that begin with the same letters as your child’s name.

Do you have any tips to share with other moms? If so, let us know!