Reading and comprehension plays an important role in children school success. Parents and teachers are some of the individuals that play an important role in a child’s ability to learn how to read. Parents have opportunities with a child that a teacher cannot provide in the classroom. They are the adults that can make a difference in a child’s development. Neither parents nor teachers can be held solely responsible for teaching a child to read, but many benefits can be achieved when they work together. When parents are involved in the education process they learn how to help their children. Not all parents know exactly how to help their child develop strong early literacy skills. It is through partnerships with teachers and schools that parents are empowered to help their children succeed at reading.