Early literacy is one key to a successful life. We designed a special series using Barclay (a book and active-play loving dog) in our "social stories". We build an activity book around the story and add an active-play item, such as a tennis ball, and hand them out at local Head Start centers.
As you can imagine, they’re a hit!
We also work with local Head Start professionals to identify the best books for their students (4-5 yr. olds) and the children in Early Head Start (0-3 yr. olds). Teachers and Home Visitors (social service professionals) distribute the books we have chosen to the classroom students and very young children.
We know that getting books into the home is a huge part of getting kids to read at grade level! So, that's what we do!
Our partners, Norway Savings Bank and Friends of the River Valley, are helping us build libraries in local Head Start classrooms, and get books into homes. You can, too!
At Team Long Run we believe kids deserve to succeed at life. That’s why we focus on running and reading – two great activities that help with so much else!