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Never too soon to read to baby, Literacy Now says

Campbell River Literacy Now wants all new parents to know that reading begins at birth.

In order to share this information Literacy Now has partnered with several community groups to prepare 400 Books for Babies bags to be distributed by public health nurses.

This bag is filled with a great children’s board book, a CD by Charlotte Diamond to teach babies songs, a DVD that focuses on reading, math, and speaking skills and lots of helpful information.

There is a growth chart, a developmental stages booklet and information on Story Time at the Vancouver Island Regional Library and Baby Time at Family Place.

Working closely with Success by Six, Literacy Now is working to improve the literacy of young children in order to make them better prepared for entering Kindergarten.

Information from UBC research indicates 1-in-3 Campbell River children enter the school system not prepared for learning.

This project is made possible with support from several community groups and organizations.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this great gift. If you are a new mom and have been missed, contact the Public Health Unit and ask for your Books for Babies bag.

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