Come Read With Me at Parkcrest

Come Read With Me at Parkcrest

In November, 2016, Parkcrest Elementary hosted the program Come Read With Me, with presenter Cami from LinK (Literacy in Kamloops). Cami took parents through an interactive journey of what it is like to learn to read. It is a complex, yet joyous process when we are mindful of honoring the new readers` choices and thinking. Parents practiced reading strategies and learned literacy games. Afterward, the Grade 1s joined their parents to read a book chosen by their child, played literacy games, interacted with others, and munched on some healthy snacks. Families parted with a new book and a package of literacy games. Backing up our primary teachers' philosophy around the social joy of reading, Cami instills the importance of reading to your child daily, avoiding correcting your child when the reading makes sense, asking questions and listening, and just having fun. There is simply no app for a lap!