Family Literacy Fun Day
Join us for an exciting event that will include storytellers, book making children’s activities, free books, Bonaparte the Magician, Sing-a-longs, Face Paintings and a FREE Lunch!
In an Oct. 31 news release, the Patrick-Murray Administration proclaimed November 2012 to be the Commonwealth's 16th annual Family Literacy Month in recognition of the pivotal role that parents and family members play in the educational success of their children.
"We know that children who can read by third grade have a better chance to succeed in their adult lives," said Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. "Family engagement is a critical part of developing those literacy skills which is why we are committed to partnering with parents and families to provide the best chance for our children to succeed in the 21st century global economy."
The Cambridge Family Literacy event is sponsored by: Cambridge Family Literacy Collaborative, which includes: Agenda for Children, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge Public Schools – Title 1 Program, Child Care Resource Center, Community Learning Center, Cambridge CFCE (Center for Families & Community Partnerships for Children), Cambridge Dept. of Human Service Programs, Early Childhood Connections and Cambridge Connections.
Family Literacy Month is sponsored by the Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium (MFLC), a group comprised of state agencies, community organizations, parents and providers to expand and strengthen family literacy and support.
"We need to encourage student learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom," said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). "By promoting family literacy, we are encouraging more families to dedicate time to help all children develop strong literacy skills today for future academic success."
For more information, call 617-349-6492.
Link to Cambridge Family Literacy Day flier