For Parents

FOR PARENTS

DSCN0561THE KEY TO SUCCESS

You are the key to your child’s success in learning to read.  When you read, talk and play with your child, you are stimulating the growth of your child’s brain and building connections that will become the building blocks for reading. Reading aloud to your child every day increases his/her language and literacy skills and is the most important activity you can do to prepare him/her to learn to read.

In an effort to pass along important information to our parents, we host Parent Nights throughout the winter and spring from Aspen to Parachute.  Watch our Upcoming Events section below for a Parent Night at your child’s school or other community events that promote literacy and parent engagement!

Upcoming Events

Here are some events that we thought might be of interest.  Some are our events and some are events sponsored by others, but fitting to our goals.

RAISING A READER EVENTS

Parent Talks

Date Time School
Monday, May 1 5:00 PM LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE
Friday, May 5 8:00 AM CRES Literacy Coffee
Wednesday, May 10 10:30 AM DE BEQUE
Wednesday, May 10 3:30 PM DE BEQUE
Thursday May 11 5:15 PM GRAHAM MESA
Thursday, May 11 TBD GSES
Tuesday, May 16 6:00 PM CRES Literacy Night

BLUE BAG LIBRARY DAYS 2017

Click HERE for a full schedule!

OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST

READING TIPS FOR PARENTS

  • Point out alphabet letters and the sounds of those letters.
  • Stop often to talk about the pictures. Give your child time to respond to things you say.
  • While reading, stop often to ask “What do you think will happen next?” or “What is happening in this picture?”
  • Ask your child how something in the story might relate to his/her own life.
  • Let your child complete the rhyme.
  • Sometimes, make up your own story to go with the pictures in the book.
  • Read your child’s favorite books again and again. Repetition is healthy.
  • Read aloud every day. Make it a special time.
  • Read when your child asks you to.
  • Read anywhere and everywhere.
  • Let your child turn the pages.
  • Play word games (guess the word I’m thinking that rhymes with…I see something that begins with a “B”…Let’s find things that start with the letter “T”…)
  • After reading a book, think of a fun activity related to the story.