Bookmarked Literacy Workshop

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Supporting social and emotional development through reading

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Saturday, September 23, 2017
9 am to 3 pm
Lucy Daniels Center
9003 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

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Who should attend?
  • Preschool teachers
  • Day care instructors
  • Teaching assistants
  • Preschool directors
  • Anyone involved in early childhood education

Workshop fee is $50, and includes lunch and all workshop materials, including copies of children’s books.

Bookmarked! also features local  “hero” readers demonstrating how to foster a love of reading. Each registrant will receive a copy of the author’s book!
Audrey Penn, internationally renowned children’s author
Dr Kathy Sturgis, author, and Dr. Al Sturgis, reader
Jena Ball, author, illustrator and storyteller


Some great facts about early literacy:
  • The greatest amount of brain growth occurs between the ages of 0 and 5. Developing literacy skills when they are young sets kids up as good readers.
  • Shared books should be a part of every child’s life as early as possible. Conversation, stories, and reading aloud are all elements of early literacy.
  • Literacy is a building block of a child’s development.
  • Success in school has been linked to early exposure to language, sights and sounds, and reading. Most kids develop literacy skills long before they learn to read.
  • Literacy is communication and connecting with others. By creating interest in books, stories and shared experiences, kids learn to speak well, understand completely and think creatively.
  • Learning to read also helps develop kids’ ability to ask questions, and how to find out about new words and concepts. Shared reading experiences helps them learn to form relationships, build their vocabularies and experience success later in life.
  • Introducing kids to literacy skills early in life can make them ready to accept later challenges.
  • It is far easier to reach kids early in life with quality education and literacy skills than to try to “catch them up” in the early school years of kindergarten through third grade. Those early interactions form the foundation for their ability to read and comprehend later on.

Join us as we explore how to best support healthy social and emotional development in early childhood settings. Topics  include early literacy skills, imaginative play, creative thinking, problem solving, and kindergarten readiness. Workshops are designed for preschool teachers, childcare professionals and others. All workshops are approved for DHHS credit

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“Bookmarked!” is made possible in part through the generous support of Duke Energy, Duke Medicine and Golden Corral.


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