Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

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As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's are offering new, free resources and digital tools to support the fight against the national crisis. Resources include supplemental materials with exercises and activities, and the newly created "Be Your Best You" social-emotional learning () collection focused on the themes of and .

RIF is the leading champion for children’s literacy, empowering millions of children to read, lear

RIF is the leading champion for children’s literacy, empowering millions of children to read, learn and grow.

Operating as usual

01/23/2023

Every child deserves the opportunity to discover the joy of reading & the power of a good book. RIF gives children the chance to choose a book to own & read again & again. The more a child reads, the more proficient they become. Donate to RIF today! https://bit.ly/38MtOgK

01/21/2023

Don't miss the read-aloud of Yoga Adventure! by author, Jamaica Stevens on RallytoRead.org!

01/20/2023

RIF's Matching Grant Program is coming January 31 - February 28, 2023. This program is open to all youth-serving organizations to match dollar-for-dollar your local budget to offer RIF programs in your community! Learn more and view a sample application at www.RIF.org/grants.

01/19/2023

January’s theme is WELLNESS. Join author JAMaROO Kids as she reads (and sings) her book, Yoga Adventure! featuring energetic poses and mindful stretches for in and out of the classroom. Watch at RallytoRead.org.

01/18/2023

For months, Villain: DeBlanks has used the power of words to raise money for RIF! Performed by the funniest people in show biz, the game, Clue & Mad-Libs are mashed up for improvised comedy. We thank them for all the laughs to benefit children's literacy! https://www.villaindeblanks.com

01/17/2023

As the 100th Day of School approaches, use 's 's special Celebrate the Theme of 100 packet to share the fun with students! With everything from book lists to poems and collages to paper chains, there are plenty of activities to mark this exciting day! https://bit.ly/3IX9dpU

01/15/2023

We always appreciate hearing from supporters about how Reading Is Fundamental continues to create impact since 1966. Learn more about RIF today and join us in our mission as we spread the joy of reading! https://www.rif.org/about-rif

01/14/2023

Don't miss the read-aloud of Brave Every Day by author, Trudy Ludwig on RallytoRead.org!

01/13/2023

RIF thanks authors Steve Petzinger & Selai Akbar-Hussain for donating copies of their book, Bob the Banana Goes Bad. This heartwarming tale shares the values of perseverance and friendship. Be sure to use the resources on Literacy Central to make this story even more ripe for reading. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/bob-banana-goes-bad

01/12/2023

RIF's Matching Grant Program returns January 31 - February 28, 2023. This program is open to all youth-serving organizations to match dollar-for-dollar your local budget to offer RIF programs in your community! Learn more and view a sample application at www.RIF.org/grants.

01/12/2023

Skybrary - Kid's books & videos is Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)'s carefully curated interactive library of eBooks and real-world video explorations designed to engage young readers and foster a love of reading. Teachers can use Skybrary for Schools to find great books to share with students around key holidays throughout the year. Use this amazing resource to add extra fun to learning, find out more here: https://www.skybrary.org/school

01/11/2023

Celebrate Wellness, RIF’s January theme, with a Barnes & Noble Storytime Pick from author Suzanne & Max Lang of her book . This silly story shares Jim Panzee and how he deals with unexplained feelings. Watch at RallytoRead.org.

01/10/2023

Thank you to our partners for joining RIF to engage children in the fun and inspiration of reading with . Discover reading resources at RallytoRead.org today!

Inspiration Partners:Barnes & Noble, Macy's, and The Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Promotional Partners: Barefoot Books, International Paper, Lee & Low Books, Little Free Library, MacKids Books, National Parent Teacher Association, Oriental Trading, Penguin Random House, Reading Partners, Tilbury House, Workman Publishing

01/09/2023

Sit. Stay. READ! Enjoy these science-based alphabet and counting books from the Two Tails Story Co. Rescue Series that has won the 2022 National Parent Products Award and the Mom’s Choice Award for its researched and field-tested approach. Learn while you enjoy the story about Milo, a real life rescue dog. Find the eBooks on Literacy Central: https://bit.ly/3Itbn0i

01/08/2023

Stuck inside on a cold or snowy day? Check out RIF's Winter's Day Collection of resources. Find lesson plans, puzzles, read aloud videos, & leveled reading passages aligned to some of the most beloved children's books. Get ready to chill out today! https://bit.ly/3GkFRyK

01/07/2023

Don't miss the read-aloud of Grumpy Monkey by author, Suzanne Lang on RallytoRead.org!

01/06/2023

RIF is excited to announce the return of the Matching Grant Program coming January 31 - February 28, 2023. This program is open to all youth-serving organizations to match dollar-for-dollar your local budget to offer RIF programs in your community! Learn more about our programs- https://www.rif.org/literacy-network/our-solutions.

01/05/2023

Celebrate January’s theme, WELLNESS, with author, Trudy Ludwig reading her book Brave Every Day for ’s ! Check out the read-aloud and resources that explore managing anxiety & finding courage to stand up for yourself at RallytoRead.org.

01/03/2023

Happy New Year from Reading Is Fundamental! We are so thankful for generous supporters like you who helped us reach our $50,000 Year-end Matching Gift Challenge and start 2023 with more books and reading resources to support RIF kids!

01/02/2023

Author Trudy Ludwig shares Brave Every Day

Welcome to a new year and a new month of ! We are so pleased to share the theme of WELLNESS and a fun introduction to our featured author, Trudy Ludwig and her book Brave Every Day! Don't miss Trudy's read-aloud of her book available now with fun book activities at rallytoread.org

01/01/2023

Happy New Year! Welcome 2023 with a great resolution to read more and start by taking the pledge for . It's not too late to read 100 books by the end of National Reading Month and trying is most of the fun!
Visit rallytoread.org today!

01/01/2023

It is almost midnight and as we countdown, we are SO close to hitting our $50,000 Match goal! This is the time to make the most of a gift to RIF -since every dollar donated is doubled thanks to a generous donor! Just think, a donation today brings two times the books and smiles to children nationwide! https://bit.ly/3Pgd8PI

12/30/2022

Visit rallytoread.org today to enjoy great read alouds from acclaimed authors each month.

12/29/2022

Sharing extra gratitude this Thankful Thursday for RIF's supporters. This year you helped bring books, literacy resources, & the joy of reading to over 33 million children in all 50 states. Thank you for your continued support to inspire this generation to read, learn, & grow!

12/28/2022

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our dollar-for-dollar matching campaign! RIF is deeply honored to make the most of your donation and provide 2x’s the books to children! We are still matching donations through the end of 2022, so gifts today will be doubled, bringing twice the books to children across the nation, especially in our most under-resourced communities! We’re not done yet- donate today here: https://bit.ly/3Pgd8PI

12/27/2022

100 Books and 100 Winners! RIF is giving away 10,000 books! Educators can enter once per day to win 100 high-quality, diverse books for their school or youth-serving organization. Book prizes were generously donated by Barnes & Noble! Enter today: https://www.tfaforms.com/4979210

12/25/2022

Merry Christmas! We're celebrating by reading some of our new favorite books by famous authors; Kelly Clarkson, The Pioneer Woman - Ree Drummond, Jimmy Fallon, and the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey USA. Remember, every day is a great day for a read-aloud, so unwrap some great time together with a wonderful story!

12/24/2022

The RIF team was seeing "greens" with a round of mini-golf to celebrate the season together. We wish you a holiday season fit to a tee and look "fore-ward" to working together toward children's literacy in the year ahead!

12/24/2022

At this time of year, gifts are shared. Read Immi's Gift, a simple, affecting story of how individuals around the world connect and enrich each other's lives. When a small, unexpected gift lands on the end of a fishing line, you'll fish to find out more! https://bit.ly/3WoznW1

12/23/2022

Thank you to our partners for joining RIF to engage children in the fun and inspiration of reading with . Discover reading resources at RallytoRead.org today!

Inspiration Partners: Barnes & Noble, Macy's, and The Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Promotional Partners: Barefoot Books, International Paper, Lee & Low Books, Little Free Library, MacKids Books, National Parent Teacher Association, Oriental Trading, Penguin Random House, Reading Partners, Tilbury House, Workman Publishing

12/22/2022

During this special time of year, we at Reading Is Fundamental take time to thank our many supporters including you. It is because of YOU that children were able to pick out a book of their own for the first time, write their names on RIF bookplates, and keep them at home to read over and over. YOU made that happen. If YOU would like to continue to help us, please donate today! https://bit.ly/3Pgd8PI

Photos from Jackson Elementary School, Janesville, WI's post 12/20/2022

We absolutely love seeing all these happy readers! It is a joy to be able to share books with children!

12/20/2022

This December celebrate ’s theme of DIVERSITY. Join author Carole Weatherford for a read aloud of her book, Standing in the Need of Prayer as she shares the tragedies and triumphs of African American history. Visit RallytoRead.org. .

12/19/2022

books are easily accessible on rallytoread.org as read aloud experiences, but did you know you can make an impact by putting the actual book in kids' hands? Simply donate your favorite title directly to RIF through our Amazon Wish List. With so many great titles to share, find your favorite today on RIF's list: https://amzn.to/3F6npIA

Our Story

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, RIF maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential.

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