Early Literacy Program: Learn Through Play

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The number one predictor of reading readiness and future reading success is that a child can recognize letters and say their sounds sometime during kindergarten. This is also known as breaking the phonemic or alphabetic code. Learning to read is a neurological process, that is not directly related to intelligence.  All children can learn to read with the right instruction. Some children need more repetition and practice to master letter sounds. If your child is having difficulty recognizing letters and matching them to sounds, now is the time to intervene. The C.H. Booth Library is offering a special 8 week course for parents and children who could benefit from early intervention. Caroline Wilcox Ugurlu, (Ph.D., Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner) has spent several years studying reading including the neurological processes involved in reading acquisition.  Her research resulted in “Letters are Characters.”  Letters are Characters is a play based multisensory approach to learning that is fun and engaging for students and empowering for parents. Participants will receive a workbook, crayon rocks and letter dough to use throughout the 8-week course. Dr. Ugurlu will lead participants step by step through the program via weekly instructional videos. The success of this program relies on a commitment from parents to watch the videos and guide their child through the recommended activities. More information about the “Letters Are Characters” program can be found on their website: https://lettersarecharacters.membershiptoolkit.com/Home

A kick-off event will be held at the library on Saturday, June 25 at 11am. Meet Caroline, participate in a sample lesson, and pick up your supplies for the course. Click here to register.


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