READING SUCCESS STARTS WITH A LOVE OF BOOKS!
Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute provides programs that foster in young children a love of books and the early language skills, vocabulary and print awareness necessary for early reading success. Our strategy encourages read-aloud time at home and an abundance of positive verbal interaction between parents and children. And oh yes, we provide lots of books, too!
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
- Weekly Book Bags: Over 1,800 children from Parachute to Aspen bring home a red canvas book bag every week with four age-appropriate books to share with family.
- Guidance for Parents: When parents and children bond through reading time and lots of engaged talk, children are better prepared for reading success. Our group parent sessions provide research background, strategies and sharing opportunities to help families improve these critical bonds.
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