Reading Begins At Birth

It is never too early to begin reading to your baby

Campbell River Literacy Now wants all new parents to know that reading begins at birth. It is never too early to begin reading to your baby.

Reading early and often will give your child the best chance for learning to read when they enter school. Research is clear that the more books a child is exposed to the easier time they will have with written words. In order to share this information Literacy Now has partnered with several community groups to prepare 400 Books for Babies bags to be distributed by Public Health Nurses. The bag is filled with a great children’s board book, a CD by Charlotte Diamond to teach babies songs, a DVD that focuses on one of reading, math, and speaking skills and lots of helpful information.  Working closely with Success by Six, Literacy Now is working to improve the literacy of young children. If you are a new mom and have been missed, contact the Public Health Unit and ask for your Books for Babies bag.