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The Foundation's purpose is to positively affect academic achievement and to fundamentally improve education for students in the Terrebonne Parish Public School System.
Do you read to your children everyday?
Research shows that reading to a child for 30 minutes per day from infancy prepares children to learn.
Use these tips to help you instill a love of reading in your child:
-Babies love when you sing and read to them and tell them stories, poems, and rhymes.
-Tell your baby and young child nursery rhymes and repeat them often.
-Choose books with colorful pictures and simple words--or no words at all.
-Encourage your toddler to point out objects, repeat words, and talk about the story.
-Children often want to listen to the same story again and again. This is fine, as it builds confidence and familiarity with words, and reinforces that stories are fun.
-Help your child develop reading comprehension. Instead of reading the story straight through, ask the child open-ended questions about the story.
-Tell stories about your family and your culture.
-Visit the library. Ask about story times. Borrow books to share with your child at home. Click here to visit the Terrebonne Parish Public Library website.
-Encourage older children to read to their younger brothers and sisters.
-Be an example to your children, let them see you read books too.
(Reading tips from www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com/reading.htm)
The mission of the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence in Public Education is to establish a perpetual source of funding to provide additional financial resources to foster academic excellence in public education.