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When you ask five year old Henry what he thinks of reading, he immediately shouts out "fun!".

Henry will begin kindergarten this year at River West Park School, and like all students entering Pembina Trails, he was given the opportunity for a great academic head start.

Literacy Links is a free program where facilitators visit family homes and help prepare children who are about to start school in the fall. The weekly visits are engaging and full of literacy activities, crafts and games.

"He is more excited to learn," shared Henry's Mother Megan Schmidt. "When I ask him to do the activities he says ok. He is really starting to get excited about kindergarten." 

Schmidt is a busy mother of three young boys. Henry is her first to enter school, and she credits Literacy Links with helping her family make the transition.

“ It is a big milestone especially being my first. It is exciting seeing him growing and moving on to his next part of his life. These sessions have given me tools. Watching Carly, (the facilitator) reading always gives me ideas for when we read together. “

During the summer of 2018, 778 families participated in Literacy Links. That works out to 86 per cent of our kindergarten students benefiting from this literacy boost.

“We are pleased to reach so many over the summer months. It is always rewarding to see children get excited about learning. Our main goal in Literacy Links is to use a play based approached, one that goes well beyond paper and pencils, to get our learners engaged and ready for school,” shared Early Childhood Supervisor, Sharon Barker.

Learn more about this fantastic program that is proudly supported by our Board of Trustees.


Literacy Links gives young learners a solid head start


When you ask five year old Henry what he thinks of reading, he immediately shouts out "fun!".

Henry will begin kindergarten this year at River West Park School, and like all students entering Pembina Trails, he was given the opportunity for a great academic head start.

Literacy Links is a free program where facilitators visit family homes and help prepare children who are about to start school in the fall. The weekly visits are engaging and full of literacy activities, crafts and games.

"He is more excited to learn," shared Henry's Mother Megan Schmidt. "When I ask him to do the activities he says ok. He is really starting to get excited about kindergarten." 

Schmidt is a busy mother of three young boys. Henry is her first to enter school, and she credits Literacy Links with helping her family make the transition.

“ It is a big milestone especially being my first. It is exciting seeing him growing and moving on to his next part of his life. These sessions have given me tools. Watching Carly, (the facilitator) reading always gives me ideas for when we read together. “

During the summer of 2018, 778 families participated in Literacy Links. That works out to 86 per cent of our kindergarten students benefiting from this literacy boost.

“We are pleased to reach so many over the summer months. It is always rewarding to see children get excited about learning. Our main goal in Literacy Links is to use a play based approached, one that goes well beyond paper and pencils, to get our learners engaged and ready for school,” shared Early Childhood Supervisor, Sharon Barker.

Learn more about this fantastic program that is proudly supported by our Board of Trustees.


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