Toberman Neighborhood Center | Storybooks


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 constructed and illustrated their own books and wrote stories.

“Bringing families together to learn is critical to the continued success of our participants,” said Linda Matlock, executive director, Toberman Neighborhood Center.  “Through opportunities such as PACT Time, families can explore and question things together, and we see great results that include parents being much more involved in their own children’s education.”

The event was inspired by a previous Family Service Learning activity in which Toyota Family Learning families prepared home library bags with an assortment of books to distribute to their local community.

Each November – National Family Literacy Month – we lift up and celebrate the tireless efforts of family literacy and family-focused programs, and this year we’re shining a spotlight on 10 of NCFL’s partner organizations as they host family learning events in communities across the U.S.