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The Parents’ Voice By Shelley Heaphy

Let’s celebrate literacy

On Jan. 27 we celebrate Literacy Day, a day set aside to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy related activities as a family.
Literacy is something babies should be exposed to from an early age. The earlier we introduce our children to literacy in all its forms the better. We can read to our children, we can tell them oral stories, write with them, point out words and letters in their environment and generally help them to build a love for books, writing and reading.
Literacy comes in many forms depending on your needs. Some people are able to read with their eyes and books, some use a computer screen and pictures to communicate and others use headphones and are read to. There are still other ways to read of which I’m sure I haven’t heard of. Whichever way you or your child communicates, literacy in all forms give us the gift of knowledge and knowledge is power.

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