Supporting early reading is a focus for Clearview Public Schools, and encouraging adults to read to children as early as possible helps to ensure learners can be active readers growing up.
Clearview Public Schools has once again donated new reading books to families with younger children.
Families can receive a book at the Stettler Community Health Centre when they are visiting for vaccinations or a check up, courtesy of your local public school.
Sing a Song of Bedtime by Barbara Reid* is a great book for early learners, with bright and tactile images illustrating a variety of bedtime rhymes and lullabies.
This collection features 14 nursery rhymes to lullabies perfect to help children enjoy a shared reading as they fall asleep.
“On behalf of all the Public Health Nurses (PHN) in the office, we are excited once again to have such a great resource to encourage literacy and language skills in our young families,” stated Sue Stratulate, Public Health Nurse.
Reading just 15 minutes a day sees an average of more than a million words a year.
Reading with your children every day is among the most important things you can do to help them succeed.
Children whose parents are involved with them in family literacy activities score 10 points higher on standardized reading tests.
Reading is an active, life-long process.
It begins almost from birth, when our parents first start reading to us and develops over our whole lives.