Let’s get reading!

“The more I read.
The more I'll know.
20 minutes a day
will help me grow.”

We are all invested in the success of our children.  So where do we start? The simplest and best investment we can make is to read with children – from birth.  Starting early is critical.  Research demonstrates that when children are exposed to reading, singing, and talking, they enter school ready to learn to read. When shared reading continues through the early elementary grades, children succeed in school.

20 minutes a day is all it takes to build early literacy skills and experience the joy of reading.

We invite you to join us in this campaign, from your home, your business, your classroom.  We all play a critical role in developing the reading proficiency of young children across the city. 

So, let’s get started.  Explore the site, find resources and events, and then get busy reading!

The most important 20 minutes of your day…read with your child.

Massachusetts Partnership for Infants and Toddlers (MPIT)

MPIT is a new statewide early childhood collaboration and it is helping the state of Massachusetts write a plan for programs and services for young children.   Do you have children from birth to 5 years?  They are looking for your advice and ideas as to what is most useful and helpful for families.  Your input on the MPIT survey will help inform Massachusetts to plan for early childhood programs and services. 

The Family Survey will take up to 15 minutes to complete. You may skip or not answer any question. It is voluntary and answers will be kept confidential. After the survey period, three (3) respondents will be chosen at random to win a $100 gift card of their choice.