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Monday, August 14, 2017
Easy to use resources


Talk Today. Read Tomorrow.

Words2Reading promotes early language and literacy development through quick access to easy-to-use resources for families, caregivers, and teachers.


Developed by educational researchers, Ready4KGA is an evidence-based text messaging program for parents of newborns, 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds provided at no cost that are customized for Georgia. Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning. Ready4KGA activities build on the things that you already do with your child — like getting your child dressed, meal time, and bath time — to make boosting your child’s learning fast, fun, and easy. The research behind Ready4K shows that receiving fun facts and easy tips can significantly increase children’s learning.


How It Works

  1. Enter your information to sign up
    Signing up is fast and easy. While there is absolutely no cost for enrolling in Ready4K, data & message rates may apply.
  2. Start receiving text messages
    Each week, you will receive three texts with fun fact and easy tips on how to use everyday family activities to boost your child’s learning.
  3. Watch your child grow
    Studies conducted by Stanford researchers show that the Ready4K approach can boost children’s learning by an additional 2-3



Recent studies have found that this type of “nudging” text messages are effective in increasing parental engagement in home literacy activities and with children’s schools, resulting in measurable progress by children whose parents are enrolled.

A recent New York Times article also explored the potential of literacy-focused messages to reduce education disparities between children from low- and higher-income households.

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