Earlier this month, students and teachers were asked to bring in some of their favorite books to share with their classmates. The activity was a part of a month-long ELC initiative to celebrate International Literacy Day.
“Promoting literacy awareness is an important aspect of any educational institution,” ELC Director Torria Baker explained. “For our Pre-K students, our goal is for their fundamental love for reading to be transformed during these critical early learning years.”
But reading isn’t just something students learn in the classroom. Parents need to be involved too! Studies show that parents who read to their kids can dramatically improve their child’s vocabulary, reading skills, and personal development. So naturally, the ELC staff invited a few of them to come help out.
“Reading books is important at this age because it allows for students to take an active role in their own personal development, one of the ELC teachers added. “As students turn the pages, and use the pictures to describe what they see, they start not only learn more, but they also get more excited about reading.”