Save the Date! 4.27.15 @10:30 a.m
Program leader is Judy Rabin from the Woodbridge Public Library
Some of the Small Grant ($500.00 grant) Conversational Reading Projects.
Our sincere thanks go to Mr. Andrew Eder, businessman and philanthropist, of Guilford Connecticut who provided the funding for this project. Mr. Eder has been extensively involved in early literacy programs in the New Haven area, serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater New Haven, is a founder of the New Haven Neighbor to Neighbor Lifeline program, and the recipient of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy 2013 John H. Filer Award for his leadership in promoting private action for the public good.
Three grant awards of $3,000.00 each were given to undertake larger Conversational Reading projects.
Conversational Reading is Grand!
"The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library will present four workshops to help to increase grandparent and older adult care giver skills around conversational reading. Two of these programs will take place at the library and two of these programs will be held at the Monroe Senior Center. We will model reading aloud to small children and booktalk some of the books Diane Frankenstein recommends in her book, Reading Together. We will also discuss some of the newer ways one might have a conversation about books with older children who are into technology or with grandchildren who live far away, such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and Facetime."
No Mom's Allowed! A Dad's Only Workshop about Conversational Reading
"The Youth Services Department of the Trumbull Public Library would like to offer a Conversational Reading Workshop to fathers in the community. In order to reach the target audience we will partner with the Father’s Clubs of the elementary schools in town. We will work with them on times that are the most convenient and provide refreshments. This would require at least 6 large events since the town is home to 6 public elementary schools with their own active Father’s Clubs."
Reading Together in Ridgefield
"The Ridgefield Library proposes to hold four workshop sessions for parents and their early elementary grade children to introduce the Conversational Reading concept outlined by children’s reading and literature expert Diane Frankenstein in her book Reading Together. The objective is to inspire Ridgefield parents to apply Conversational Reading principles at home and to equip them with tools to assist in this effort. Two sessions will target picture book readers (grades K-2) and two will be aimed at chapter book readers (3rd and 4th graders), along with one or both parents."
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