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 Porter-Leath’s Teacher Excellence Program. The two dynamic speakers discussed how parents could thrive rather than survive and how to use literacy resources like Books from Birth to engage their children’s imagination.
While parents heard from educational speakers, St. Mary’s Episcopal School students engaged the children in games and activities focused on literacy and fun!