Literacy program for preschoolers, parents returns to Richmond library

The Learning Together literacy program is returning to Richmond Public Library.

The eight-week program, sponsored by the Ministry of Advanced Education, is aimed at helping children aged three to five developing literacy skills, and teaches parents communication skills and new ways to connect with their child to help cultivate reading habits.

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Skills emphasized in the program include learning the alphabet and numbers, exposure to digital media and physical activity. There’s also activities, story-time and snacks included in each weekly session.

“The Learning Together program helped (my daughter) a lot to have interest in reading books,” said Ruth, who has two children who attended the program.

“Because of that, my other girl who has special needs was really interested too,” she added.

Learning Together will be run at the Ironwood branch on Wednesdays from Sept. 18 to Nov. 6, and at the Cambie branch on Thursdays from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7.

For more details about the program, including how to register, visit YourLibrary.ca/Events or call the library at 604-231-6412.

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