Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Help Me Get Ready to Read

The Bridgewater Public Library is sponsoring a workshop for all caring adults who read to children, from birth to 5 years. Help Me Get Ready to Read is an interactive workshop which provides: Research on the impact reading aloud has on school success; criteria for choosing good children’s books; reading strategies to introduce early literacy concepts and skills; positive parenting strategies to foster your child’s self-esteem; suggestions of good books to read aloud to your little ones; follow-up fun activities to enrich the read-aloud experience.

The workshop will be facilitated by Susan Mark and Barbara Kasok, and will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, from 6:30-8:00p.m.

Susan Marx taught in elementary schools in Massachusetts, New York, and California. As a parent educator, she has facilitated hundreds of positive parenting workshops at homeless shelters, libraries, preschools, daycare centers, early childhood conferences and elementary schools. She has worked as a writer and editor of reading and language arts materials for major educational publishers. Marx has three adult children and eight grandchildren.

Barbara Kasok taught in elementary schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut. As a reading specialist, she taught in federally funded Title I (K-4) reading programs in Massachusetts. She worked as a project manager at Silver Burdett Ginn, a division of Simon and Schuster, and developed and edited reading and language arts materials for Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, and Curriculum Associates. Kasok has three adult children and two grandchildren.

Parents, grandparents, early childhood professionals, literacy volunteers, librarians, and preschool staff are invited to this fun and informative workshop.

Help Me Get Ready to Read is sponsored by the Shea Children’s Endowment and Charitable Trust. For more information about the program, call Mrs. Davis in the Children’s Room at 508-697-3331.

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