Family Workshops

Help families’ build confidence in growing strong readers. 

We all want what’s best for our children, but many parents are unsure where to start when it comes to helping them learn to read.

Read by 4th’s Parent Workshop on Early Reading Skills is designed to teach families of children in grades K-3 the fundamental skills of reading and offers fun literacy-boosting activities to practice at home.

If you’re a teacher, educator, or early literacy advocate interested in helping families in your community, join a network of facilitators delivering this free family workshop nationwide.

“Everyone has a role to play in helping grow young readers. This workshop is for anyone with a K-3 child in their life.”
–Lori Severino, Drexel School of Education

If you are holding a workshop outside of Philadelphia, unfortunately we are unable to cover the cost of printing and shipping of some materials. But please register to receive free digital materials and reach out if you have any questions.


  • Parent Workshop Presentation (PPT)
  • Take Home Workbook (PDF)  (Printed for Greater Philadelphia only)
  • Workshop Set-up Instructions (PDF)
  • Presenter Survey 
  • Parent Survey