“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” Dr. Suess, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! 

Every Child Succeeds at Beech Acres Parenting Center recently wrapped up a campaign to promote literacy and to encourage families participating in the program to read together. The campaign gave families the opportunity to earn books by intentionally taking time to read together. The campaign launched, appropriately enough, on Dr. Suess’ birthday and ran through the spring. For every book a family read together, they earned a “book buck”. The accumulated “book bucks” could then be redeemed for brand new books at a special book fair event held at our Beechmont campus. “We want to encourage families to read to their children as much as possible,” Lisa Haverkamp, ECS Program Manager at Beech Acres said. The book fair featured a short presentation on dialogic reading and reinforced the importance of reading to your child every day. The parents and their children then had the opportunity to shop for books together. “Just so Dr. Suess knows…our babies are going places!” Lisa said.

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