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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

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A five-part series about how youngsters learn to read follows development from early awareness of letters through reading for meaning.

Premiered: September 1, 2002

Rating: TV-G

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Season 1, Episode 1 The Roots of Reading

First Aired: September 1, 2002

Part 1(of five) covers the first steps of the process by which children learn to read. Segments explore strategies to help kids get ready, including programs in schools and day-care centers. Says reading consultant Phyllis Hunter, “The single most important thing a parent can do to help a child learn to read is transmit a love of reading.” Fred Rogers hosts.

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