Osceola Reads Blog


7 Ways to Start Using Footsteps2Brilliance in Your Classroom Today

We get it! Another resource to incorporate into your classroom when you are already strapped for time. But Osceola Reads brings you Footsteps2Brilliance, an early literacy app geared for children ages pre-k through 3rd grade that you can work into 
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Creating Smart Spring Break Fun

Spring break is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your child having fun, relaxing, and allowing them to take a break from the structure of school time. But don’t forget that it’s still important to spend 15 minutes a 
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How to Get the Most Out of Read Alouds

Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to have a lot of fun while instilling a love of reading. Spending quality time reading books with your children can nurture relationships, develop communication and literacy skills, and 
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3 Ways to Help your Kiddo Read with Everyday Tasks

Do you feel like your little one is having a hard time reading? Are you frustrated because you don’t know how to help your child develop reading skills? Remember, words are all around us. In every daily activity you do, 
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All Osceola County Teachers Need Footsteps2Brilliance!

You’ve probably heard about Osceola Reads, our county-wide literacy initiative, and a locally popular app, Footsteps2Brilliance, the free reading app available to all Osceola County children. But did you know it can be used in all preschools and charter schools 
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Four 15 Minute Fun Reading Activities

With 24 hours in a day, 15 minutes seems so insignificant. But these 15 minutes added up over the course of a year equals 5,475 minutes. That’s over 91 hours! In the first five years of your child’s life, that 
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5 Quick Reads to Enjoy as a Family from the Osceola Reads Team

When was the last time you took a family trip to the public library? We often forget that we have such a valuable resource in our community. The Osceola Library System has six branches and the Hoopla app – turning 
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Why is 15 Minutes a Magic Number in Reading?

We get it! You are busy and finding the time to fit everything into your daily schedule is difficult, to say the least. But you keep hearing that 15 minutes of reading a day is necessary to prepare your child 
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5 Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Read Before School

Starting school can be stressful for students and parents. Give everyone confidence and help your child learn to read for success in the classroom with these tips from Osceola Reads. Read Aloud to Your Child Daily Children learn by example. 
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Hands-On Reading: Summer Fun Series

Looking for some new Pinterest-worthy crafts and learning games? How about a creative new dinner idea where the kids can be your sous chef? Here are some great hands-on projects from our Osceola Reads Summer Fun Series to spark imagination 
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