Literacy

To TV, or not TV?

Ban under-threes from watching television

'The US department of health and human services now specifically cites the reduction of screen time as a health priority, aiming "to increase the proportion of children aged 0 to two years who view no television or videos on an average weekday" and increase the proportion of older children up to 18 who have no more than two hours' screen time a day.'

Introducing our new ESL Specialist!

We are happy to introduce our new ESL Specialist, Jennifer Lockhart! Jennifer has recently joined the Literacy team, and we are very excited she is here. We asked her to introduce herself:

Talk Your Kid Smart!

Baby Talk Bonanza

Do you want your child to grow up a reader? Plant the seeds long before he/she learns to read. The number of words a child hears and says before they learn to read has a great deal to do with how well they do in school.

Words are the seeds that will grow into reading. The good news is that you add words to your child's world by doing something very natural: talking with your child. The better news is that you can add even more words by thinking about how you talk to your child.

Information on Kids You Can Count on

Kids Count Datacenter

How Kids Add Up

The Kids Count Datacenter, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, collects information about kids and their welfare, and makes it easy to find. It breaks down reports nationally, by state, by county, and by city. Crime, health, education, financial status, and many more topics are there for the exploring. Have real information when headlines leave you scratching your head.

Try it yourself at: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/
 

 

New Location for Literacy

A few folks have already popped by to check out our new digs, and we want to encourage to all of our tutors, students, and various volunteers to stop by our new building now that we’re open! We have moved and our materials collection is all set up and ready to be browsed! We also have a self-check machine available for those who want to check out any literacy items while they’re here. 
 

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