Why did we build the Word2Reading tool for Families, Caregivers, and Teachers?

Because we saw the need and opportunity to make an impact on reading readiness for our children. In our own work and collaboration with other literary organizations, the lack of readiness for children to become strong readers was apparent and a growing challenge.

We realized that we could tap into what our wonderful partners already do well and pull together and curate many existing resources in one place to make it easy for our communities to use website as a “one-stop-stop” for information to help you.

How does this tool work?

GOSA has developed a literacy-focused website that provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with interactive, informational strategies to help children (birth through 3rd grade) learn and build upon early education and literacy skills.

Words2Reading is a tool that provides simple and easy to understand instructional tips and strategies that can be used to assist in developing rich oral language, reading, and writing opportunities to help ensure school readiness and success. The Words2Reading platform was built with user experience and accessibility at the forefront while offering semi-tailored information to parents and educators across various categories. Words2Reading aims to educate and combat learning disparities while engaging with parents and childcare workers digitally through content.

Words2Reading will work to bridge the early childhood literacy gap across the state of Georgia while connecting and providing users with appropriate content and activities.