All children have different tastes. Encourage your child to read different genres.
How to Choose a Book
Choosing the right or wrong book will make a big difference in a child developing a love of reading.
Literacy & Nature
Understand five key points to connect literacy and nature.
Reading & Art
Take away six ideas for expressive art activities, including one based on a popular children's book.
Reading & Nutrition
Reading with children and encouraging them to eat healthy can go hand-in-hand.
Reading with Children
Tips to being an effective reading partner.
Reading & Writing
Get 14 great ideas for giving children purpose for writing.
Tips for Read-Aloud
Get 20 sensible suggestions for creating a good read aloud experience.
Energy Express is an award-winning, 8-week, summer reading and nutrition program
for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities.
With Energy Express, more than 3,000 children statewide gain or maintain reading
levels during summer months through creative, colorful and captivating uses of art,
drama and vocabulary. Our program also provides children with two nutritious meals
each day during the program, helping to ensure our youths are fed each day even after
the school year comes to an end.
If you’re a parent looking to sign up your child for Energy Express,
contact your local WVU Extension Service office. Energy Express is offered
in various counties at select
Download the Energy Express Child Enrollment Application
Get the 2018 Energy Express Results