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MSAD #41/68 Even Start Family Literacy holds fall event

Article from The Eastern Gazette, Vol. 152, No. 47, November 20, 2004

MILO - The MSAD #41/68 Even Start Family Literacy Adult Education Program held a Fall Family Literacy Event on Wednesday, October 27 at the Milo United Methodist Church. The parents planned the event including children's activities, a potluck supper, and Halloween Safety Tips for Families.

The children's activities included pumpkin decorating using paints or markers. Stutzman's Farms in Sangerville donated the pumpkins. Several parents read pumpkin and Halloween books to the children. The favorite book and flannel board story read by a parent was The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams.

On November 1, National Family Literacy Day, the parents celebrated by choosing a specific reading activity to do with each of their children. Many parents did the activity in the Parent and Child Together ( PACT) time. Some examples of the reading activities included: 1. Let your child pick his favorite book to read out loud. Show him the title on the cover and the author's name before reading. 2. Help your child make labels for some things in her room, like "door" and " bookcase". Hang the labels in the room together. 3. Recite a nursery rhythm or poem, one line at a time. Ask your child to repeat each line after you. 4. Play "I spy" game by asking your child to find an object that starts with a particular letter. " I spy something that starts with the letter 'B'. 5. Read a story out loud with your child. Let him turn the pages for you. 6. Look at the pictures in a book or a magazine. Talk about the colors you see. " This flower is blue. What else is blue?" 7. Talk about something you are thankful for. Ask your child what he is thankful for.

Please call 943-2246 for more information about the Even Start program.

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