I have found the below list of websites to be encouraging and helpful. They provide resources for helping kids read and write:
Spark Growth – a facebook page dedicated to helping kids grow through literacy.
Pinterested Parent – a wonderful page with great crafts for kids.
Saturday AM – Manga for everyone – If your kids like to read manga, this is a newer company based in the US. The authors and artists are mostly unknown and this is a great way to support them and give your kids something to read. Be warned, not all the material is appropriate for younger children.