Early childhood educators like to encourage parents to read favorite books at home with their young children. Hearing a favorite story read aloud by a parent or teacher is your child's first experience with reading. Primrose Early Learning Center in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota is making an extra effort for the month of February to encourage parents to read favorite books at home and then have the children bring in their favorite books to share in the classroom with their friends.
Og's Bountiful Books is a character-building reading program that is part of the early reading curriculum at Primrose. Primrose will be celebrating early reading during the month of February with a variety of Og's Bountiful Books curriculum activities. Parents are encouraged to stop by your child's teacher's bulletin board to check out the lesson plans for early reading activities. After reading a favorite book at home, your child's teacher will invite your child to bring the book to share.
Primrose is extending shared reading to its Helping Hands Project for this month by also asking for new and gently used favorite books to be donated throughout the month. The donations will be collected for the Reach Out and Read Program and distributed in March in honor of National Read Across America Day. The Reach Out and Read program is a nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy as a part of pediatric primary care.
Parents who are interested in having their children participate in this shared reading initiative may contact the director at 941-373-6363 for information about the shared reading curriculum and activities. You may log onto www.reachoutandread.org for information about early reading ofr our young children.