Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Target Grant Funds DiscoverBooks Program

A big thank you to Target for grant funding of Reader to Reader’s new DiscoverBooks Program.

Launching this fall, the DiscoverBooks Program helps children discover the joy of books through twice-monthly family reading groups that work with teen mothers and their children. The groups help mothers learn the family literacy essentials necessary for their children to go to kindergarten with well-developed pre-literacy and early literacy skills, and allow young children to explore the world of books and develop essential pre-reading skills. In addition to receiving book donations, the mothers and children engage in other activities, such as modeling reading behavior, board book making, letter and number games, and parent and child story creation that add a multi-sensory experience to boost their literacy skills development.

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