Early literacy skills foundation for learning

  • Feb. 3, 2003 7:00 a.m.

Submitted by the HG Learning Circle Society–Developing your child’s early literacy skills sets the foundation for all future learning. Spending fifteen minutes a day reading to your child builds healthy families and healthy minds. Current research shows that early experiences help to determine brain structure which in turn shapes the way we learn, think, behave and respond to challenges for the rest of our lives. The skills and capacity to learn that we develop before the age of six stay with us for a lifetime.
The Books for Breakfast project is a family literacy initiative designed to provide parents with the necessary skills and confidence to promote literacy within their families. Parents learn more about reading to their children, share experiences and receive a new book at each of the four sessions. The Next session will be in the last week of February. Watch the News Start page for the dates when this program will be in your community and then join us for more book time.