Birth to Age 2 Videos

Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children’s literacy at home.

Video Duration: 3:18


Building Vocabulary and Comprehension

Discover useful and fun ways to enhance your child’s vocabulary and understanding of language.

Video Duration 5:29


Connecting Sounds to print

Help your child learn to connect the sounds they know with letters and words on a page.

Video Duration 6:48


Discovering Language


Learn about how children develop understanding of the rhyme, sound, and rhythm of language long before they can read.

Video Duration: 7:05


Read With Me: You Make The Difference

Discover the importance of reading with your children to develop their reading skills, their interest in language, and their relationship with you.

Video Duration: 7:15




Becoming Aware of Print

Watch 2 year old Mira participate in activities that prepare her to have a love of reading.
Duration: 4:10


Sesame Street: B is for Book (with Pharell Williams)

Pharell shares how to travel the world by grabbing a book!

Duration: 2:11


Seven Research Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy Video

Positive Early Reading Experiences Set Children On A Pathway to Become Confident Readers By the Time They Reach Third Grade.

  1. Have Ongoing and Engaging Conversations with Your Child
  2. Create Literacy-Friendly Environment.
  3. Make Reading Enjoyable
  4. Hold High Expectations for Your Child’s Learning
  5. Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher
  6. Use Home Languages
  7. Visit the Library

Duration: 1:22


Parents Talking With Their Children

Watch and listen to 5 quick tips. This video models simple things we can do to develop language skills.
Duration: 1:42