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'Books Come Alive' at Family Literacy Day

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Family Literacy Day for the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center will be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The theme of the event is "Books Come Alive," promoting the importance of reading and how it is a critical component of a child's education.

Students and families will be introduced to Kristy Valiant, illustrator of the books Clara Cooks Pancit by Dorina Gilmore and Dancing Dreams by Kate Ohrt.

Workshop sessions will be divided into four 30 minutes segments, allowing families to move from one activity to another.

The Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center nutrition staff will prepare free samples of food for families in attendance.

"The activities create an interactive family literacy component for our youngest learners and their parents as we prepare them to enter kindergarten with reading skills which are the foundation of learning and future success in school," said Aleisha Sheridan, Administrator forPreschool and Childcare for Henderson County Schools.

The Thelma B. Johnson Early Childhood Learning Center opened in August 2012 and currently serves 421 three and four year old students in two half-day sessions.

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