West Central Blogger

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dads and early literacy (FRED training)

Can a father's participation in reading to his little kids make a difference in his children's own ability to read? Yes, says the Minnesota Humanities Center, and there's research to prove it.

The center will be offering "Dads and Early Literacy," a workshop for area educators, social service professionals, librarians and others involved in literacy programming. The event will be held Friday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Central Initiative.

Participants will learn about research and resources related to fathers and early literacy. A statewide provider of programs and resources in the humanities, the Minnesota Humanities Center is coordinating this workshop with support from West Central Initiative.

Learn more or register online.

P.S. FRED isn't one particular dad we're training. It stands for Fathers Reading Every Day.

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