CTL’s Artful Reading (AR) on the Go supports literacy in the home by providing families with carefully crafted, arts-integrated literacy experiences that promote academic and social emotional learning. The at-home learning experiences help children build developmentally-appropriate literacy skills and a library of culturally responsive educational resources. For the caregiver, the activity cards provide the supports for meaningful and engaging conversations around a picture-book theme. As a result, families are empowered and students are successful.

Empower families in supporting their child’s academic and social emotional learning needs through carefully crafted, arts-integrated literacy experiences.

Birth to Age 2 & Early Childhood

Through AR on the Go, children work towards reaching these developmental milestones:

  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Language & Literacy
  • Social & Emotional
  • Cognition
  • Math & Logic
  • Sensory
  • Balance & Flexibility
  • Artful Modes

…and much more for Kindergarten readiness!

Grades K – 3

AR on the Go prepares students for these developmentally appropriate, fundamental academic behaviors through reading, writing, speaking, and listening opportunities:

  • Language & Vocabulary Development
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity

Grades 4 – 8

AR on the Go provides students support for developmentally appropriate, fundamental academic and reading behaviors through comprehensive literacy and Arts-integrated opportunities:

  • Language & Vocabulary Development
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Durable Skills to prepare students for success beyond the classroom

CTL’s Postsecondary Skills List

Artful Reading on the Go aligns with CTL’s Postsecondary Success Skills Model (PSSM) to support the development of postsecondary or durable skills, such as creativity and information literacy, through at-home literacy experiences.

Featured Kits

Dishwasher’s Big Job

Birth – Age 2

Ages 3 – 5

Toy Boat

Birth – Age 2

Ages 3 – 5


Ages 5 – 7

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Ages 7 – 9

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures

Ages 9 – 11

print materials

The provided activity cards will take the caregiver step-by-step through every activity. The welcome card provides a list of the activities, provided materials, and important words that will be explored throughout the activities. Each activity card helps the caregiver prepare for the activity with a “Before You Begin” section, materials needed, and a time indicator, so you’ll know how much time you’ll need.

Additionally, informational resources are provided for your child to make text-to-self and text-to-world connections. 


AR on the Go preview of task cards
AR on the Go preview of task cards