Oklahoma PTA is committed to helping families support their child’s development of literacy skills and encourage a love of reading through access to books, particularly those that reflect the diversity of our world.
Just like going for a jog exercises your cardiovascular system, reading regularly improves memory function by giving your brain a good workout.
Reading books about different people, places and experiences is critical to healthy child development and should be a priority, particularly in early literacy.
A parent’s understanding of each element at play in their child’s school reading life will support their personal growth, and their advocacy can serve the greater student community.
PTAs Can Host a Family Reading Experience Event
We encourage local PTAs to host a Family Reading Experience program to support families as they encourage a love of reading through access to books, especially those that reflect the diversity of the world.
The Family Reading Experience aims to:
Empower PTAs with information on hosting literacy activities that improve book access and book choice and incorporate a lens of diversity and representation
Provide families with ready-to-go literacy resources
Equip families in-need with books during this school year
The program offers guidance on how to host literacy activities that improve book access and book choice, incorporate a lens of diversity and representation and provide families with ready-to-go literacy resources.
To successfully host a Family Reading Experience, each PTA should host one Literacy Activity and share at least one resource from the Information and Tools for Families toolkit with their school community.
We will also create opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing throughout the year.