For most seasoned and fluent readers, reading seems automatic, especially if they learned to read at a young age without much difficulty. Many children who are frequently read aloud to, hear a lot of language around them, play with letters and sounds, and have plenty of books at home seemly to have naturally learn to read on their own. But the reality is that the nuts and bolts of reading and writing, unlike listening and speaking, are taught. Sometimes there are missing pieces that disrupt the big picture of literacies. Sometimes there is overly focus on the little pieces that the big picture of literacies is missing. Reading and writing involve much more than just basic ABCs. Restorative literacies can help bridge the little pieces with the bigger picture so that children can make connections, improve their fluency, and actually begin to enjoy reading and writing.