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 educational resources. For the caregiver, the guidebook provides the supports for meaningful and engaging conversations around a picture-book theme. As a result, families are empowered and students are successful.

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 – 8

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

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

Designed to Build Success Skills

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

For our Kentucky Schools and School districts

Artful Reading on the Go empowers families in supporting their child’s academic and social emotional learning needs through:
  • multiple, carefully-crafted literacy activities
  • purposeful interactions that support vocabulary acquisition, fluency, and reading comprehension
  • building confidence in families to support student learning at home
  • fostering two-way engagement between school and home
Contact us to help support your School-to-Home literacy enrichment programming!

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