Bring Books to Life is a collaborative local initiative designed to help Franklin County Head Start parents understand literacy development, which may improve children's literacy and lead to increased success in school. Parents meet monthly and they are given a children’s book to keep. The group reads the book together (right now via Zoom, but in-person when it is safe) and discusses how the children will react. Facilitators help the group go over the pre-literacy skills addressed in the book and how they affect learning throughout life. The books are also often read to the children in the Head Start program. The Franklin County Head Start Family Engagement Manager continues the discussion, while parents create an artifact or practice performing related projects which can easily be done at home, included in a packet of activities for children.
Bring Books to Life has grown beyond its initial funding grant and is hoping that caring community members will help it include more local families. There are two easy ways you can support this wonderful program:
- Donate books via the BBTL Wishlist.
- Purchase a DDG gift certificate on behalf of Bring Books to Life. A sample of how to fill one in is below. It can be for any amount.
Thank you for your support!