Welcome!  Ready-to-Read is a project in the School of Education’s Ready to Learn Center at the University of Michigan.

We study how young children learn to read.  Our research questions include:

  • What early activities influence children’s ability to read?
  • How does parental involvement influence young children’s language and literacy development?
  • Can we design materials and environments to maximize young children’s learning?

We are grateful to the children and families who participate in our research.  By participating in Ready-to-Read, you contribute significantly to our knowledge of reading development.  And at the same time, together we will explore how you can best support your child’s development.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our research, and discover how your family can get involved with Ready-to-Read.

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