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How PHNCF Celebrates The Importance of Literacy



National Read Across America Day was celebrated on March 2nd by children all around the United States. The National Education Association created this day to encourage children to enjoy reading. We are all aware of the importance of reading to our children every day. Before they understand and notice the print of words on a page, children learn to enjoy the sound of language. Children’s imaginations are stimulated and their awareness of the world is expanded when books are read aloud to them. It aids in the development of language and listening abilities, as well as prepares students to comprehend written material. Learning to read will be as natural as learning to walk and talk after a child has become accustomed to the rhythm and melody of language. Even after your children have learned to read independently, you should continue to read aloud to them. You can push young readers’ understanding and motivate them to develop their skills by reading stories that are on their interest level but above their reading level.

We work to inspire the next generation of readers and continue to engage with our communities to promote the importance of literacy among children. They’ve supported the United Way of Mercer County’s initiative with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and will continue to support the New Castle Little Free Library, as well as all of Dr. Hogue’s efforts to create a successful Reach Out and Read program at the Greenville Health Center. PHNCF is working toward expanding the Reach Out and Read and Little Free Library programs across other Primary Health Network sites. Their efforts to encourage literacy and expand programs continue to be much appreciated

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