Children need books and reading in their lives from a very early age.
Early development of essential language skills helps a child to be successful in school.
Reading can be fun for the parent and child and can stir the child’s imagination.
Babies learn to hear and identify individual sounds in spoken words long before they practice making these sounds.
Nursery rhymes use rhyming words and repetition that stimulate this awareness in babies.
Reading and singing help focus baby’s attention on word sounds.
The Bright Red Bookshelf program provides free children’s books for families to enjoy while waiting for an appointment, watching a hockey game or are at home.
There are 14 bright red bookshelves located in public places in Williams Lake. Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy relies on donations of gently used children’s books to keep these bookshelves full.
Books can be donated at any of the bookshelves or by calling 250-398-4173 to arrange for pick-up
Make reading a family affair.
Claire Schreiner is with the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy.