Learning begins at home.
Did You Know?
According to 2019 NAEP scores, only 26% of Louisiana’s third graders and 27% of fourth graders are reading on grade level.
Parents’ continuing support of literacy development can positively affect a child’s reading journey.
Data from the National Household and Education Survey demonstrates that children from households with limited resources enter school at a disadvantage, making it extremely difficult to catch up to their more affluent peers.
Researchers have found two factors that contribute to this:
1. Access to Books
2. Being Read to Aloud at Home
To address these factors, Louisiana Reads! empowers families with the knowledge, confidence, awareness, and literature to support their child’s learning experience at home.
Bridging the gap between classroom instruction and at-home learning.
Thank you to The RosaMary Foundation for its generous
support to bring Louisiana Reads! NOLA to life.
Bring Louisiana Reads! to your school or district with our NEW program models.
- Model 1 – Community Program Partner with Book Distribution
- Model 2 – Growing Reading Brains: Parent Edition Workshop (virtual)
- Model 3 –Growing Reading Brains: Parent Edition Workshop (on-site)
Some funding sources to consider are Title 1, homelessness funds, general operating funds, and grants that have a family engagement component.
To learn more on how to partner email our Family and Community Initiatives team at, email@example.com.
Louisiana Reads! Mobile App
The app was designed with parents in mind so they feel confident being active in their child’s literacy journey. The app’s current age group focus is birth – 9 years of age with plans to expand.
The app’s current age group focus is birth – 9 years of age with plans to expand.
The Literacy Lightbulb
The Center for Literacy and Learning is excited to announce its new texting service “The Literacy Lightbulb.” This service will provide parents with literacy tips and activities that can be done at home.
To start receiving your monthly interactive literacy tip, text the word “LAREADS” to (833) 460-0546.
Don’t wait; please sign up to start receiving fun-filled activities that you and your child will surely enjoy!
Standard message and data rates may apply. You can opt-out by replying with STOP at any time.
AT&T is a corporate sponsor for the Louisiana Reads! digital platform including the app and parent portal that supports families and their literacy journey.
Louisiana Reads! seeks to promote at-home reading opportunities through literacy awareness, book distribution, and direct-service to families. Together, we aim to tackle literacy challenges through quality content delivery to caretakers of children, promotion of active parent engagement, and building community partnerships. The ultimate goal is to merge classroom instruction and practice with at-home learning guidance through reading.
In this digital library, there are a number of short videos and printable pages to help increase parents’ knowledge and confidence in language-based learning for their children and utilize read-aloud strategies to foster those learning opportunities. These strategies include how to guide the child through reading, how to interact with the book, how to ask questions throughout the book that has the child critically thinking, things that foster creativity and connecting stories to real-life situations. Additionally, there are foundational reading skill learning supports.