Parents are their children's first teacher,
advocate and coach.
Parents Set the Stage
Parents play the most powerful and influential role in their children’s life.
They are the child’s first teacher, brain builder, tech navigator, advocate and coach.
Parents set the stage for success in the early years and early grades. Parents can
best prepare children for school, establish good school attendance habits and
prevent summer learning loss. Black Hills Reads recognizes that
parents are the secret ingredient!
Without parents, it is unlikely that we can make progress on Black Hills Reads'
three community solution areas -- readiness, attendance, summer reading -- or
prepardness for third grade proficiency. This is why a focus on supporting
parents should be integrated across all our work in communities across the country.
Tips to Help your child
become a successful reader:
• Read to your child every day and make it routine
• Talk and listen in everything you do
• Take books with you wherever you go
• Have books at home
• Visit your local library
PROGRAMS WE OFFER:
Baby's First Book Bag
A collection of early literacy materials, developmental
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
A book is mailed monthly to families with
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