Indian River County Celebrates Literacy
|Having older kids read with younger kids is a great way to inspire a love of reading in young children|
The Moonshot Moment is in full swing with activities all around the community to recognize the importance of Literacy Week! Here are just a few of the events planned throughout the county:
Thursday, September 12
Morning: The Nemours BrightStart! screening van will be at pediatrician Dr. Susan O'Toole's office to perform developmental screenings of children ages 3-5 years old. By appointment only.
Evening: Dr. Laura Bailet, Executive Director of Nemours BrightStart! will be at Quail Valley to conduct a continuing education dinner for physicians and their staff. The topic will be Current Science and Practical Tools for Physicians to Promote Childhood Reading Success.
Friday, September 13
7:45-11:30 a.m. The Nemours BrightStart! bus will be conducting developmental readiness screenings at Citrus Elementary School for pre-school aged children.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Early Literacy Parent Workshop at Vero Beach Elementary for parents of children ages 3-5 years old.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Reading and the Brain, Teacher Training led by Nemours BrightStart! Executive Director Dr. Laura Bailet.
Saturday, September 14
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. The BrightStart! bus will be at Indian River Soccer Association's Family Fun Day to provide literacy information and book giveaways to children.
3-5 p.m. Moonshot Moment Sports hosts a Family Pizza Party at Gifford Youth Activity Center with sports demonstrations, raffle prizes, book giveaways, FREE pizza and Kindergarten readiness tips from Nemours BrightStart!
Come on out and get involved in one of these exciting events! For more details on Literacy Week events, contact me at [email protected] or visit: