Agassiz-Harrison Early Years is going to celebrate the joy of reading at a Literacy Day event Jan. 25 at Kent Elementary School. (File photo)

Literacy Day coming to Kent Elementary

Storytime, snacks, giveaways and a surprise guest for little readers

Family Literacy Day is returning to Kent Elementary School.

After the success of Storytime in the Park, the Agassiz-Harrison Early Years committee decided to celebrate Family Literacy Week –the last week of January– with an hour of snacks, storytelling and even a surprise guest.

“Literacy matters, and it matters from a young age,” said Agassiz-Harrison Early Years coordinator Jessica Cool. “It’s so important to start them young and grow that love for literacy and do it as a family.”

Cool said the Early Years committee has a mission to ensure that local families have the capacity to raise and nuture their children for positive early childhood outcomes.

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“Regardless of social and economic background, children whose parents read to them in their early school years have better reading test scores at age 15,” said Cool. “Family literacy programs definitely have a big impact on cognitive skills, language and literacy and of course that contributes to motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence.”

The Family Literacy Day event is Jan. 25 at Kent Elementary from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Students from local schools and families with children age zero to six are invited to attend.

For more information about Early Years Table and its literacy promotion events, follow the committee’s Facebook page; Agassiz-Harrison Early Years.

For anyone without internet access, the Agassiz Library or Agassiz Harrison Community Services are the best places to ask about upcoming events.

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