Category: Books from Birth

Using Well Visits as a Chance to Promote Reading Skills

Widely known as Shelby County’s affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Porter-Leath’s Books from Birth program also promotes early literacy  through Reach Out and Read, a national organization which connects families of young children with books and early literacy resources during their regular visits to the doctor’s office. As a naturally trusted provider of information related to their child’s growth and development, clinicians can have a co... Read More
at Monday, June 28, 2021

Connecting Children to Literacy Resources: A Book & A Bite

Books from Birth provides resources for parents. Recently, the program held a literacy workshop called “A Book & A Bite,” which was sponsored through a generous grant from the St. Mary’s Community Fund. At the workshop, parents were treated to dinner and given the opportunity to learn the role of literacy in a child’s emotional development from Dr. Jeanne Wilson, Porter-Leath’s Early Childhood Literacy Consultant and Deaunn Stovall, Education Specialist from... Read More

Connecting Children to Literacy Resources: Penguin Playhouse

Books from Birth continues to find special ways to connect young children and their families to positive literacy resources, including books to life! The Dollywood Foundation’s Penguin Playhouse performs the story of an Imagination Library book in a twenty minute production for children. Each year, the players tour the production, offering performances at child-friendly locations like preschools, kindergarten classes and local libraries. Visiting Memphis for the first time, the Pengui... Read More