Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops is a six week program that involves young children and their parents in learning about the six early literacy skills that help prepare children to be successful in school. The latest reading research has been adapted into a series of parent and caregiver workshops to help prepare parents for their critical role as their child's first teacher. Once a week, for six weeks, parents and their children attend an Every Child Ready to Read Workshop. One of the six early literacy skills is highlighted each week and parents have a chance to practice the skill with their child during the 45-minute workshop. They also get a book each week that goes with the skill to take home to keep and use with their child. Fun interactive activities, practical tips, and resources are shared during each session. During one of the sessions, parents hear from a public school representative on what the school expects from children entering school. At the end of the six-week session, each family will have received six books, a book bag, other materials and great information to help prepare their children for school.
Libraries are encouraged to participate in the 2013-14 year. Apply by May 17 at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ECRTR2013.
Fun with Math & Science Pilot Project
The Read to Me program is piloting a new optional component to the Every Child Ready to Read Family Workshops for the 2012-2013 school year. Fun with Math and Science focuses on building Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills in children three to five years of age. 26 libraries from across the state are participating in this pilot project and have committed to hosting at least two family workshops. Click HERE for complete information on the program and to apply for Wave 2! (See the complete list of libraries here.)
Are you interested in learning more about STEM Education? Check out our new STEM Resources page here: libraries.idaho.gov/STEM-Resources