Read Aloud Lincoln Efforts Encourage Early Childhood Education
On behalf of the Prosper Lincoln community agenda, Lincoln Community Foundation (www.lcf.org) recently launched Read Aloud Lincoln. This two-year initiative will spread the word to parents and caregivers that 15 minutes of reading aloud daily from birth to age 8 can profoundly impact success for all Lincoln’s children, both in school and in life.
Read Aloud Lincoln’s primary goal is to have every child ready to read when entering kindergarten. “Reading aloud 15 minutes a day, every day, is the single most important thing caregivers can do to prepare their child for school,” said Nancy Larimer, co-director of Read Aloud Lincoln.
Read Aloud Lincoln promotes the collaboration and expansion of current early childhood reading opportunities of the Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Nebraska History Museum, Midwestern African Museum of Art, and the University of Nebraska State Museum.
“These libraries and museums will provide fun, educational programming and events to promote reading aloud in a variety of community spaces, while enhancing their exhibits with early reading-oriented resources and events,” said Mary Reiman, co-director with Larimer.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to visit readaloudlincoln.org to find reading tips, upcoming events and reading recommendations.
Read Aloud Lincoln is made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services.