April 12, 2010

Literacy all month long

April is packed with days and weeks honoring literature, literacy, libraries and young children and we'll be mentioning them this week. Look for ways you can support Día's goals when planning for these other events.

Today is D.E.A.R. Day -- Drop Everything and Read! It seems only fitting that we would schedule a post from Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.

Multnomah County Library staff shares bookjoy with this awesome double sided bilingual reading board.

During our Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros celebrations, as we share information about the importance of parents sharing books with their children and parents learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read, we are also planning on giving out this reading board to encourage families to read at home.

We are planning on having families make Miraculous Milagros magnets so that they can hang the board on their refrigerator.

This year we will be having Latino community leaders as "guest readers" who will read to the children and encourage families to share bookjoy by doing some of the activities listed on the board.

Click here to view a pdf of the bilingual reading board.

Thanks to our guest blogger, Ana Schmitt, Bilingual Outreach Specialist at Multnomah County Library and  a Día Champion along with her LIBROS coworkers.

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