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A Jump Start on Early Literacy Development

A Jump Start on Early Literacy Development

Walter Bickett Elementary recently hosted Motheread, a family friendly program focused on providing parents with strategies and resources for supporting their children’s early literacy development.  Sponsored by the Alliance for Children in partnership with the Literacy Council, Motheread participants and their children engaged in a variety of activities throughout the course of the 7-week program.  Rich and diverse literature, songs and movement, and creative arts and crafts were incorporated into each Motheread session.  Over a dozen families took advantage of this opportunity to learn and connect with others!  

Jump start your child’s early literacy development with Motheread!  Parents and families of children ages birth to 5 years old, but not yet in kindergarten, are invited to cozy up with a good book and join in on the fun this winter!  Walter Bickett Elementary, located at 830 North M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard in Monroe, will host a second 7-week program starting in January of 2019.  For more information, contact Jeni Llerena, Motheread Program Coordinator at 704-226-1429.

It is never too early to support your child’s literacy development.  Create a language rich environment by surrounding your child with talking, singing, and reading daily.  An environment that is rich in language is important to your child’s early learning and may have strong effects on early language and vocabulary.