Build your
child‘s brain

The Make Way for Books App
Available now for iOS and Android.

You are your child’s first and most essential teacher.

You already have everything it takes to prepare your child for success in school and in life.

 

We know that parents and caregivers are busy! So we created this free app to give you tools as well as simple and fun ways to maximize your everyday activities to build your child’s brain and prepare them for success in school and beyond.

Read with your child everywhere, everyday

Read a growing collection of free books for kids directly on your phone or tablet. Find great books to share with your baby, toddler, or preschooler. Check out our tips for how to make sharing books fun and meaningful at every age!

Our "Read Now" books are fun and engaging, and they are designed to promote important early reading skills children need to be successful readers when they enter school. Our books celebrate culture, diversity, and bilingualism; they are available in English and Spanish; and best of all, they are available for free anytime, anywhere!

Everyday moments are learning moments

Share fun learning activities you can do with your child throughout the day using what you already know and have at home.

Our activities are designed to be easy and inexpensive to do at home or while you are out and about, and they build serious skills that children need to be ready when they get to school. Our activities are based on research and when paired with your interactions, they build early literacy skills like alphabet knowledge, vocabulary, print concepts, and comprehension, as well as critical social and emotional skills.

About Make Way for Books

Make Way for Books is an early literacy nonprofit organization that has over 20 years of experience helping children read and succeed, and helping families prepare their children for school.

Everything in our app is based on early literacy research and years of work with children and families just like yours!

“It's really helpful to find books based on my son's age because it can be really tricky to know what is appropriate.”

—Parent

Download the Make Way for Books App!

Books and activities to get your baby, toddler, or preschooler ready for school.