A community-wide book drive will be held during 2013 to collect approximately 10, 000 new and gently used books to distribute to ten Vancouver elementary schools identified by the Atlas of Child Development as being vulnerable in the area of Language and Cognitive Development.
“Reading is the only way to regain the faculty of imagination.” Read the article
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Massachusetts article stresses the power of shared family reading in building literacy. Here are a few tips from the article:
Parents can play specific roles in children’s literacy development:
· Creating a literacy-rich environment
· Sharing reading and writing activities
· Acting as reading models
· Demonstrating attitudes toward education
· Set time aside for reading
· Make reading special
· Use your local library
· Limit television time
Critical thinking and reading are discussed in an article on a Brooklyn, NY, science class. Read the article here.