Ready4K is an evidence based family engagement curriculum
delivered via text message that helps caregivers support their children.
Each week, caregivers receive text messages with fun facts, easy tips, and growth activities on how to promote their children’s development by building on existing family routines – like pointing out letters on the shampoo bottle during bath time.
FACT: Balance and coordination help toddlers navigate the world. They're important for physical tasks like climbing stairs and playing on a jungle gym.
1 year-old sample message
TIP: As you lie in bed, play an emotion game. Whisper a feeling like happy or sad. Then show each other the face you make when you are feeling that way.
3 year-old sample message
GROWTH: Keep comparing groups of objects. You're getting ready 4K. Now challenge your child to identify which hand is holding fewer pennies. Try one more time!
4 year-old sample message
Reading Ready Pittsburgh received a grant through the Ready4K organization to offer Ready4K to our Allegheny county families for the next 2 years.