Tuesday, November 08, 2011

"Reading with Kids: A Workshop for Parents" to be held Nov. 11 at Jutila Center

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Reading Council will sponsor "Reading with Kids: A Workshop for Parents" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at Finlandia University's Jutila Center (the old hospital), 200 Michigan St., Hancock.

Share success stories of parents who've experienced trials and tribulations with their own readers! Gather great tips from educators and parents on how to continue supporting literacy at home. Learn what current literacy research says about reading and learning. Collect the Copper Country's TOP 10 FAMILY READS for different age levels. Then, browse the North Winds Books display in the lobby to pick up some great gifts for your reader. Go home with a door prize and encouraging ideas for Reading with Kids!

Age-level break-out sessions will last 30 minutes. Sessions will run twice (15-minute intermission between). Age levels include Birth, preK, K - 2nd grade, 3rd - 5th, Middle School, High School.

Childcare activities will be provided by Finlandia Education Students.

Co-sponsored by Michigan Tech's Department of Humanities. For more information on this event, contact Evelyn Johnson at 487-2982 or email evjohnso@mtu.edu.

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