PARP (Pick A Reading Partner)

Welcome to PARP (Pick A Reading Partner)!

The Minnesauke PTA is proud to be participating in Pick A Reading Partner for our seventh year. Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education. Studies show that children who read at home are better prepared to succeed in formal education.


PARP is a program that asks parents or caregivers to read with their children for at least 15 minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative. The choice of reading materials can vary from books to anything with printed words. The daily activity of reading together strengthens reading and communication skills in the child and also strengthens the parent/child relationship. Note: The term "parents" may be interpreted broadly to include all adults who play an important role in a child’s life.

We look forward to celebrating reading with you this year!


H. Colucci and M. Tunstead