In a joint venture between Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait, 500 children’s books will be provided to Delaware children this fall through the “Reading is Basic” program. The program is coordinated by Matt McNeill, who is both a 10-year veteran volunteer for Success Won’t Wait and a Back to Basics’ student.
Launched in March 2011, “Reading is Basic” is a collaborative effort to make age-appropriate books available to local Delaware Title I students. Since 2011, almost …
According to the Family Literacy Foundation, reading aloud to young children serves several crucial functions:
“Studies prove that the most important thing adults can do in preparing young children for success in school and reading is to read aloud with them.
Many doctors believe that a child that has never had the experience of being read to is not a fully healthy child. The American Medical Association has suggested that all doctors prescribe “reading to children.”
Reading aloud with children regularly is an extremely effective medium to build relationships and communicate with children.”
April is School Library Month, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA. Every April school librarians create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s educational career.
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics recently announced the launch of its new “Reading is Basic Program.” Currently, the company services over 150 Title I students from the Red Clay, Colonial, Brandywine, Smyrna, and Appoquinimink school districts for supplemental instruction. Back to Basics will make over 500 age-appropriate books available to Title I students. Back to Basics’ teachers will distribute 2-3 books per student, which they can take home and keep.
“Since March is National Reading Month we felt that this was the perfect time to kick off the ‘Reading is Basic Program,’ explains Back to Basics Founder/Director Beverly Stewart. According …
It’s estimated that 93 million US adults have only basic or below basic literacy skills. Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. in a unique partnership with the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait, Inc., delivered close to 1,000 children’s books in Children’s Book Baskets throughout the State of Delaware during National I Love to Read Month.
“This is a literacy project that has incredibly wide-reaching consequences,” explains Back to Basics’ President and Founder Beverly Stewart, …