Friday, October 31, 2008

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Family Literacy Day - November 1

T. V.
If kids are entertained by 2 letters,
imagine the fun they'll have with 26.
Open your child's imagination.
Open a book.
Family Literacy Benefits Everyone

Here are 5 easy tips for reading aloud to young children:
~ Read to your child every day . . . for at least 30 minutes in total
~ Read for a few minutes at a time . . . children may only sit for a short time
~ Make the story come alive . . . create voices or sing about the pictures
~ Ask questions about the story . . . let your child ask questions too

~ For infants . . . choose simple, colorful cloth and vinyl books
~ For preschoolers . . . choose books with repetition and rhyme

First 5 LA launched "Read Early, Read Aloud," its month-long public awareness campaign to promote early literacy among Los Angeles County children ages 5 and younger.

Every year, 35% of American children start kindergarten without the language skills they need to learn to read. In fact, studies of individual families show that supporting literacy in the home is more important to a child’s success in school than family income or education level.

During November, parents are encouraged to read aloud to their children, participate in literacy events and consider books when choosing gifts for children during the holidays and other special occasions.

Check Out Some Sites or Books

Families for Literacy (FFL): state-wide family literacy programs at public libraries providing adult literacy services to include the families of adult learners with preschool children.

Early Learning with Families (ELF) supports California library early learning services for families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and as centers of community activity.

California Reads
Parent Intervention Packet
A Taste of Literacy
Building Literacy: Making Every Child a Reader

Latino Family Literacy Project
provides regular training for teachers throughout the United States

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