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National Family Literacy Month 2016

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We at the National Center for Families Learning have always struggled to boil down our day-to-day work to one sentence, even one paragraph. That’s because family literacy doesn’t just come in the form of a parent and child reading a book together. It’s a teacher making home visits; an intensive four-component program; a library hosting… Read more »

San Mateo County Library | Family Literacy Events

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San Mateo County Library held two National Family Literacy Month events to highlight the commitment East Palo Alto families has toward educating their community about healthy habits and the importance of literacy and access to books. One participant said, “We learn so much at Toyota Family Learning that benefits our own family, we need to… Read more »

Lincoln Public Schools | Life ‘Wonders’

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Increasing curiosity for math and reading subjects were a top priority when Lincoln Public Schools families joined together at Everett Elementary to celebrate National Family Literacy Month with its Toyota Family Learning participants. The program included stations focused on reading, math and creating curiosity through questions.  Parents learned an ‘at-home reading strategy’ to help guide… Read more »

East Side House | Camp Wonderopolis

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To celebrate National Family Literacy Month, parents, families, teachers, and students gathered together at East Side House Settlement to read What is a Scientist by Barbara Lehn. After discussing the book, 20 families and 74 children broke out into groups and rotated through stations of Camp Wonderopolis activities. Students built a simple rocket and explored… Read more »

Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy | Festival of Health and Wellness

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Milwaukee families learned together how to live a healthier and more active life at the Festival of Health and Wellness to celebrate National Family Literacy Month on Tuesday Nov. 17 at Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy. Held at the school, which made  it free  and accessible for families, this Family Service Learning project also gave children… Read more »

Toberman Neighborhood Center | Storybooks

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San Pedro families flexed their creative muscles when they become authors as part of National Family Literacy Month activities at Toberman Neighborhood Center. Families walked through the bookmaking process during Parent and Child Together Time® (PACT).  Using Wonderopolis, children and parents learned about the history of books and invention of the printing press. Afterwards, they… Read more »

DIIRI | Healthy Living + Community Service

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Healthy living and community service intersected when thirty Providence families celebrated National Family Literacy Month with Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, Toyota Family Learning, and the University of Rhode Island. The families wrote letters and helped organize 22 boxes of non-perishable goods to distribute to refugee families at DIIRI’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. The families… Read more »

MSU Denver | Mustache Dache

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Families participating in the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Toyota Family Learning program have been engaged in running race volunteer support based upon their interests in health and wellness for several months.  The first run they assisted with benefited a Latina women’s health clinic and the second supported animal endeavors to battle extinction. Participation was followed by… Read more »

Houston Public Library | Family Learning Celebration

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  On November 7, more than 50 people braved the stormy weather in Houston to attend Houston Public Library’s National Family Literacy Month celebration at McCrane Kashmere Neighborhood Library, a Toyota Family Learning site since 2013. These 19 families visited stations where books were brought to life through puppetry; families were able to play Wii… Read more »

Southwest Solutions | Family Literacy Excursion

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On Saturday, November 7, more than 40 Detroit families participating in the English Language Learners and Toyota Family Learning programs at Escuela Avancemos and Munger Schools (Detroit) checked in to learn together via a virtual trip around the world with the team at Southwest Counseling Solutions. During the geography-themed Family Literacy Excursion activities, families embarked… Read more »