My students need books to be sent home to create a school-home connection for parents to read age-appropriate books to strengthen language skills, literacy development and parent-child relationship at the same time.
I teach 4 years old in a Pre K/Head Start program and all of them are from low income families. Many lack listening skills and vocabulary and have little resources at home to help them develop these skills.
My students enjoy good books read to them, they engage in literacy activities and have an excitement for learning.
I try placing books in all centers for them to have a quick access to, no matter the activity they are working on.
When parents and teachers work well together, everyone benefits. Parents who spend time reading to their children create nurturing relationships, which is important for a child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional development, which promotes early brain development, early literacy, language development and school readiness. Most families lack books at home to read to their children. This project gives us the opportunity to create a library to send books home for parents to read to their child. Literacy activities conducted at home can positively influence development in the areas of oral language, vocabulary, print awareness, comprehension, and children’s values related to reading.
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