Family and Community Literacy Workshops and Resources
Read and Rise program is back, at SMH, and our residents are enjoying every word of it.
The Read and Rise program provides families with hands-on strategies for building literacy at home, reinforces the fact that parents are their child’s first and most important teacher, and builds text-rich environments by providing take-home books, and other parent resources for families who participate in the program.
Special shout out to our very own SMH volunteer, Pattie Holacek, for her efforts to lead this class.
“When I grew up, no one read to me, we did not have books in the home and so I did not know how important reading to a child was. I am excited to know this because I am a stay-at-home mom and I can read all the time during the day. My kids love it. They are learning to recognize the animals in their books and the sounds they make, it is so cute!”
~Read & Rise, Program Participant
On the last day of class, each mom makes a book using the letters in their child’s name, add other objects that start with the letter of their names, and then draws an illustration to go along. Making it a personalized gift that is fun and can be read over and over to their child.