When you ask
five year old Henry what he thinks of reading, he immediately shouts out
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
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.
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
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. “
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
Learn more about this fantastic program that is proudly supported by our Board of Trustees.