Resources for Families

Check Out the ReadPlayTalk Digital Magazine!

cover of RPT winter edition magazineThe ReadPlayTalk magazine, complete with original photography and articles, was produced with School and Family Magazines, and was created to provide additional resources and news for parents as they teach their children to be bookworms from birth.

We encourage you to view and share the magazine as a source of information and inspiration, which supports our Early Literacy Initiative. The goal of ReadPlayTalk is to ensure that our students enter kindergarten with a solid pre-reading foundation, as well as the ability to successfully read on grade level by third grade. Look for the next issue in early December.

Click on the cover photo to the right to access this helpful tool online.

dad talking to child

Resources to get you started reading, playing and talking with your child:

Britannica Learning Zone

A complete online solution for early childhood learning in reading, numbers, time, sounds, geography and more provided by Mesquite ISD and the state of Texas. Requires a username and password unless accessed through the MISD SSO.

Bookworm for Kids: a Resource for Books for Children

Not sure what books kids will enjoy? Here's a list of recommendations for babies through age 4.

Born Learning

Explore ways for parents and caregivers to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.

Help your young child prepare for kindergarten with the library's FREE month-by-month guide to kindergarten readiness. Tips and ideas include skills development, getting ready to read, health and wellness and lots of book recommendations!


What are you wondering?

Reading Rockets

Doing activities with your children allows you to promote their reading and writing skills while having fun at the same time. These activities for pre-readers, beginning readers and older readers includes what you need and what to do for each one.


Vroom was developed by a group of dedicated scientists, community leaders and trusted brands with input from community organizations and families like yours. Together, we're providing parents and caregivers with ways to boost early learning.


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