Children's Reading Foundation Announces Read with a Child Week

WDRB (Louisville, KY)
The Children’s Reading Foundation national headquarters this week launches the inaugural Read with a Child Week, September 18-24, 2016. Nationwide reading events are planned throughout the week to help emphasize the vital importance of daily reading with children from birth through third grade. During Read with a Child Week, families are encouraged to recommit to daily reading with children for at least 20 minutes to prepare every child for success in school and in life. “Reading together every day is enormously important during a child’s earliest years of birth through third grade to create the necessary brain connections essential for all future learning,” Rick Donahoe, CEO of the foundation said. “We know parents and caregivers are a child’s first and most influential teachers. Engaging families during a child’s early learning years is paramount.” In its 20th year, the foundation’s mission remains to ensure all children learn to read early and well, specifically on grade level by the end of third grade. Reading is the most crucial academic skill because it is the foundation for learning.

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