Parent Mentoring

Shared reading has a significant impact on vocabulary development, listening comprehension and understanding of print concepts.

Children from families who read together will enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills.

For parents who themselves were never read to as a child, reading to their own children is unfamiliar and for many daunting, particularly if they are not good readers themselves. If parents do not understand and appreciate the importance of reading to their children from birth, we cannot break the cycle of disadvantage in these families.

To help facilitate this change, we provide parent mentoring to support parents. Through this mentoring program we promote educational strategies and provide helpful hints to ensure their child develops a love for reading and has the skills necessary to succeed at school and life.

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