Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey about the new Start with a Book resource. Your feedback is so important! All of the input and comments will help us to make the resources more useful to parents and others working with young children.

* 1. What brought you to the Start With a Book website? (Check all that apply.)

* 2. Which resources on the website did you investigate? (Check all that apply.)

* 3. Based on your experience, how useful is each of the following resources areas? Select one per row.

  Not at all useful A little useful Somewhat useful Very useful Extremely useful Not applicable
Theme Library
Kids’ Books
Reading Adventure Packs
Great Fiction and Nonfiction Booklists
Hands On Activities
Summer Writing
Great Websites for Kids
Mobile Apps
Fluent Kids
Reading Aloud
Literacy Resources
Reading Tip of the Day
Things to Do, Places to Go in Washington, DC

* 4. What themes in the Theme Library did you investigate? (Check all that apply.)

* 5. What themes did you explore with a child? (Check all that apply.)

* 6. How would you describe your child’s engagement with the following elements of the Start With a Book website?

  Very Engaged Somewhat Engaged Not At All Engaged Did Not Try
Reading Adventure Pack activities
Fiction titles from a themed reading list
Nonfiction titles from a themed reading list
Video with Authors and Illustrators
Hands-On Activities
Summer Writing
Great Websites for Kids
Mobile Apps

* 7. How did using the resources available from Start With a Book impact your child’s summer reading and learning activities?

  Increased Stayed the same Decreased Not applicable
Time your child spent with books
Time spent reading aloud to your child
Time your child spent writing
Visits to the library
Number of books checked out
Trips to the bookstore
Visits to museums, parks or zoos
Attending special events and festivals
Time spent with digital learning tools
Number of apps downloaded
Background knowledge
Fluency

* 8. We developed a How to Use Guide for (1) parents and (2) for summer program staff. You can find the link on the Start with a Book homepage in the lower right side. We'd like to know how useful this resource is!

  Not at all useful A little useful Somewhat useful Very useful Extremely useful
How-to Guide for Parents
How-to Guide for Summer Program Staff

* 9. Would you sign up for Reading Tips to Go to have reading tips delivered 3 to 4 times per week to your mobile phone?

* 10. The Start With a Book website includes lots of video clips to show how parents and educators can help children become better readers and to share insights from literacy experts and authors and illustrators of children’s books. How likely are you to use online video to:

  Extremely likely Somewhat likely Not at all likely I did use it I did not watch relevant video
Learn about the best ways to help a child become a strong, confident reader
Understand a learning strategy to help your reader improve a particular skill
Learn how to improve your own read aloud techniques
Introduce your reader to a new author or illustrator
Introduce your reader to a favorite author or illustrator

* 11. How often did you return to the website?

* 12. How do you identify yourself? (Check all that apply.)

* 13. How did you find out about the Start With a Book website?

* 14. Please indicate the grade level of your child/children. (Select all that apply.)

* 15. We welcome any additional comments. We are especially interested in your suggestions for improving the site overall and your thoughts on themes and the age appropriateness of the resources provided.

* 16. Enter our drawing to win a basket of children's books! We'll choose four winners and contact you to find out the age level of your readers and where to send the package. If you would like to enter, please list your e-mail below:

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