Literacy in life for little ones

Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)
While speaking of the importance of reading and literacy, Start Making A Reader Today® (SMART) Executive Director Chris Otis quoted Carl Sagan: “One of the greatest gifts adults can give -- to their offspring and to their society -- is to read to children.” SMART is an Oregon-based nonprofit organization that provides community volunteers to read one-on-one with pre-kindergarten through third-grade students in Head Start and elementary schools and gives up to 14 new books for children to take home and share with their families. The goal is to develop an interest in reading and learning at a young age.

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