Congratulations to (from left to right) Lachlan Glenn

Readers win big in CNC Summer Reading Contest

the Learning Hub in Fort St. James are pleased to announce the winners of their “Passport to Reading” summer reading program.

The College of New Caledonia and the Learning Hub in Fort St. James are pleased to announce the winners of their “Passport to Reading” summer reading program.

Everyone who read one or more books during the summer was eligible to have their name entered into a draw.

Pre-readers were also permitted to enter if they had a book or books read to them.  This contest resulted in over 200 entries which reflects approximately 1,000 books being read.

Given the ages of the winners it would seem that Family Literacy is alive and well in Fort St. James.

Family Literacy, which is parents and children reading and learning together, benefits everyone.

Adults who engage in Family Literacy improve their own literacy levels, their parenting skills, and their own motivation to learn.

Children benefit from the opportunity to interact with adults in a fun, safe and creative way.

Reading together doesn’t just improve children’s reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills but also adds to their self-esteem, their attitudes towards education, their motivation to read, their emotional growth, and improved social skills.

Early literacy skills provide a foundation for future learning.  Read to your child.


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