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Episode Detail: The Roots of Reading - Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

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.

Episodes: Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers (10)

8/28/2008: Toddling Toward Reading    Season 5, Episode 1
8/29/2007: A Chance to Read    Season 4, Episode 1
9/1/2006: Reading and the Brain    Season 3, Episode 1
3/31/2005: Becoming Bilingual    Season 2, Episode 2
3/31/2005: Empowering Parents    Season 2, Episode 1
9/29/2002: Reading for Meaning    Season 1, Episode 5
9/22/2002: Writing and Spelling    Season 1, Episode 4
9/15/2002: Fluent Reading    Season 1, Episode 3
9/8/2002: Sounds and Symbols    Season 1, Episode 2
9/1/2002: The Roots of Reading    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: September 01, 2002, on PBS
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A five-part series about how youngsters learn to read follows development from early awareness of letters through reading for meaning.

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