Texas School Ready is a part of the Children's Learning Institute

CLI Engage

Resources for Parents

Parents are children's first teachers.  The resources on this page are for parents whose children are enrolled in classrooms participating in Texas School Ready, and for all parents, guardians, and grandparents of young children.
Web Resources

CLI Engage parent resources
Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines Available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Little Texans
Find a TSR Program in Your Area!
Learn About Quality Child Care and How to Look For It
Literacy from the Dollar Store
Reach Out and Read Milestones for children from age 6 months to 5 years.
Reach Out and Read Texas Resources

TSR Parent Literacy Bag 

Parents are a child's first and most important teacher and the single most influential factor in his or her development. Research tells us that children are more likely to be on grade level when entering school if they have parents who read to them on a regular basis, beginning in early childhood. This type of responsive parenting also leads to healthy relationships for children as they get older.

In order to help parents positively affect their child’s cognitive and social development, the Children’s Learning Institute created TSR Parent Bags for parents of Texas prekindergarten students. The materials and handbook of literacy and math activities included in the TSR Parent Bag will help parents work with their child at home.  As parents and their children have fun doing these activities together, it creates a home learning environment for their children that promotes talking and encourages writing.

English Spanish Dual Language
Parent Literacy bag-English Parent Literacy Bag Spanish Parent Literacy Bag English   Parent Literacy Bag Spanish
Download the TSR Parent
Literacy Handbook in English!
Download the TSR Parent
Literacy Handbook in Spanish!
Download the dual language TSR Parent
Literacy Handbook, with information
in English and Spanish!



You will also need the following items to complete your parent bag:

Other Resources:
o Suggested books to read aloud to children
o Alphabet Activities for parents and children
o Alphabet arch in Spanish
o Alphabet arch in English