Try these free learning resources during National Family Literacy Month®

National Family Literacy Month offers an opportunity for educators to emphasize the important role that families play in the education of their children. This month join the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) in celebrating families learning together. We invite you to explore a variety of free resources for families, teachers, and students to support learning in fun and engaging ways.

Cultivating Readers

Cultivating Readers is a family-friendly magazine available for download on that provides effective and simple strategies to support a child’s early reading skills. The guide includes a monthly calendar of activities to help caregivers and children learn as part of their everyday routine. Available in English and Spanish, this resource is designed for families with children from birth to age eight.

Camp Wonderopolis®

Camp Wonderopolis® is a free online learning destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building informational texts boosted by Maker experiments. Perfect for fall and winter break, its five uniquely themed Camps help build vocabulary, background knowledge, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and other literacy skills.

When you register as a Camper (kids of all ages) or Counselor (caregivers, community and library program staff, teachers), you’ll enjoy learning through wonder—an approach honed by the award-winning

Tips to Make Learning a Part of Your Daily Routine

There are many opportunities in our everyday lives to help children learn. Involving your child in a routine task, for example, is a great place to start. Children can help make the grocery list, check the pantry to see if needed items are present, organize coupons, and use a calculator to keep a running tab of the cost at the store. This resource includes more ideas to help your child learn that can be incorporated into daily life.

Road Trip Across the United States

Unable to venture beyond your hometown this year? The South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center is here to help! Its Road Trip Across the United States resource takes you all through the country’s national parks, where you’ll encounter breathtaking photos, immersive Virtual Reality experiences, and interesting facts about some of our most precious pieces of land. There are also fun and simple activities that you can do at home to extend your learning.

Talking About Wordless Picture Books

This resource supports tutors who are working with parents and caregivers who are English language learners in family literacy programs. Developed by NCFL with funding from UPS, the strategy provides detailed instructional activities to help ELL parents and caregivers build and practice English conversational skills.

These are just some of the many resources from NCFL and our partners that can help you and your family learn and grow together this month. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about even more useful resources and strategies. Happy learning!