Check out Reading Rockets,, offering “a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities to help young children learn how to read and read better.” This site is packed with practical ideas from preschool resources to encourage pre-reading skills, including phonemic awareness (recognizing letters stand for sounds), a rich list of great kids’ books and authors, reading tips for parents in 11 languages, strategies to help kids who struggle, and helpful questions and blogs about reading.

Reading Rockets’ sister site, Colorin’ Colorado,, is “a bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.” Again, it is filled with usable information for both parents and teachers, including book and author lists–which every parent is looking for when they are teaching their child two languages simultaneously, reading tip sheets for parents and educators, an extensive list of wordless books to encourage language and reading, books in 2 languages, and helpful webcasts, podcasts and videos.