Growing Wisconsin Readers

Webinar: Growing Wisconsin Readers Basic Developmental Milestones of Early
Presenter:  John Hornstein Ed.D., Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Format: Webinar
Date:  Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Start Time:  2 P.M. Central
What do library staff need to know about the basic developmental tasks of early childhood?
How can we use this developmental knowledge to help us more effectively interact with family members in supportive and constructive ways? Read the article: Growing-Wisconsin-ReadersBasic-Developmental-Milestones-of-Early2.pdf

Growing Wisconsin Readers Early Literacy Partnership Announced

Many Wisconsin public librarians have heard Dr. Dipesh Navsaria speak about brain science and early literacy as part of his work as the medical director of the Wisconsin chapter of Reach Out and Read.  This week, Dr. Navsaria was quoted in several national news pieces concerning a new early literacy partnership.  

The Clinton Global Initiative, Too Small To Fail, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Scholastic are partnering with Reach Out and Read nationally to promote early literacy from birth. 

Key details of this collaboration:

•The AAP  has released an early literacy policy statement, formally recommending that its membership make literacy promotion a regular part of pediatric care.  
Scholastic Inc. is donating 500,000 new children’s books to Reach Out and Read programs nationwide to incorporate into well-child exams. 
Too Small to Fail – an initiative of The Clinton Foundation dedicated to early childhood wellness –  is developing materials to distribute to members of the American Academy of Pediatrics to help them emphasize the read-aloud message to parents.

This partnership makes an impact locally and nationally as touted this week by New York Times and PBS News Hour.


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