DID YOU KNOW THAT:
· Every month, DDR provides interesting and simple ways to engage even the youngest readers and their caretakers, in order to foster an early and lifelong love of reading. As you go through the day with a favorite young niece, neighbor, sibling, grandchild, preschooler...use a few Bulletin Board pointers (available at DDR sites and on Facebook) each day and let the fun begin.
· DDR incorporates four letter words into the daily routines of its families: Talk, Sing, Read, and Play! It promotes literacy as multi-sensory skill development; not just "reading." When children engage in literacy activities like talking, singing, reading w/ caring adults, they connect with their surroundings, gaining contextual awareness, thereby strengthening their reading. Literacy empowers children.
· DDR is on Facebook! Become a fan and help spread the word about the important impact that an engaged, verbal, lovingly literacy-based childhood has on each child’s success and life. Share your child’s favorite books, authors, activities. Share your philosophies, tools and favorite ways to engage your family.
· DDR Topical Booklists can help your child (and you!) understand and cope with everyday life changes, encounters, troubles, transitions and more! Our two recent title additions are: Teen Parents and Parents in Jail. Print them off the website! Ask for them at your DDR Partner site offices. Get help with everything from a new sibling on the horizon, to compassionately understanding Alzheimer's disease, to getting glasses, peer pressure, death and much more.