From the 2010 NH Partnerships for Education Conference, May 15, Concord NH.
Presenter: Kimm Phillips, Training and Volunteer Coordinator, NH State PIRC
Both research and common sense tell us that early literacy opportunities lay the foundation for reading and academic success. Besides reading to children daily, there are many other meaningful ways to promote literacy and language development. In this workshop we’ll discuss how parents and caregivers can capitalize on these opportunities for children from birth through age five, including encouraging conversation skills, creating a literacy rich environment, making discoveries about reading through play and of course reading aloud. Come learn about the NH State PIRC Early Literacy Volunteer Program and how you can become a volunteer and/or offer free workshops to parents and colleagues.