Born To Read, Inc. Announces End-of-Year Holiday Hours for 2018
"Born To Read Inc's reduced hours and office closure will enable our staff and Board members to enjoy time with their families," stated Janie Ephland, executive director. She continued, "We are grateful as we wrap up 2018 for the countless hours worked by our volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors and community partners to help us promote oral language and literacy in the Lowcountry."
Keep children reading over winter school break with these tips and advice from SMART (Start Making a Reader Today):
1. Read for fun! Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories or the newest installment from a favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to set aside school books and read for fun. Make time for bedtime stories to create the routine and enjoy books on a daily basis.
2. Stock up on books at the local library. Help your child pick out books they're interested in reading over the winter break. Libraries may also have fun, free holiday activities throughout the break.
3. Make the most of travel time. Turn travel time to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice reading. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see. Read street signs and billboards you see along the way.
4. Create a new tradition. A little predictability is comforting for kids. Starting a special Winter Break Story Time can be a new tradition that links reading with happy memories. Hot cocoa and your favorite stories will have the whole family feeling comfy and cozy, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Remember, you don't have to be an expert to help your child with reading. By simply interacting with children around books, you can show them that books are important and worthy of our attention.
About Born to Read, Inc.:
Born To Read Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization promoting early literacy in the Lowcountry. Since the inception of the program our volunteers have made more than 18,000 visits to new parents in the local Beaufort County South Carolina Birthing Centers.
To learn more about Born To Read Inc, to apply to become a volunteer, or to make a year-end donation, visit http://borntoread.org/
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