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December 18, 2013
Literacy Connexus salutes Grandmas . . .


Grandmas Read is an action-packed, two-hour event in which children, grandmothers, and caregivers enjoy a time of reading, storytelling, and crafts.  Starting with lunch, the group hears stories from a grandmother guest reader. Next, a professional storyteller leads an interactive story based on the theme of the day.


After the storytelling, children work on a light craft such as making a bookmark.  Each child chooses one or two books to take home, and even the grandmothers get to pick a free book for themselves! By the end of the day, each child and adult has been fed, entertained, and encouraged to read. The grandmas receive information on the importance of reading, use of public libraries, and talking to children as a way to help them get ready for kindergarten and school success.  The children experience the fun and rewards of reading.


Does this sound like a Books for the Border and Beyond family reading fair with a special twist? Yes! But we can't take credit . . .

This wonderful event was created by Connie Gregory of Dewitt, NY. (That's way north, where grandmas, children, and other inhabitants are doing their reading beneath blankets today.) Connie is the founder and director of Lit' for Life™ Faith-based Family Literacy Initiative. Her organization partners with others to provide free, fun-filled reading and literacy events for children and their caregivers.


We think grandmas and children in Texas and all over deserve to get in on the fun. How about planning a Grandmas Read in your community?


For more information contact Connie Gregory,, 315-559-4795. See more Lit' for Life™ action on their  Facebook page.

Save the date:
Sat. February 1, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Cost: $25

Lester Meriwether, Executive Director 
4802 Highway 377 S., Suite 14
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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Pam Moore, Editor   

Trivia Challenge 
1. Bog dal tebe radostʹ, molodoĭ chelovekis is Russian for:

a) Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

b) God rest ye merry gentlemen

c) God bless us, everyone

d) Behold, I bring you good tidings   

2. The favorite Christmas dinner in Japan includes:

a) turkey and cranberry sauce

b) miso soup and yakitori

c) Kentucky Fried Chicken

d) Sashimi and rice

3. The magi were wise men from "the East," most likely Persia or modern-day Iran. This means that to see the Christ child, they had to travel:

a) 500 to 600 miles

b) 800 to 900 miles

c) 100 to 200 miles

d) more than 1,500 miles  

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