Why 3-6-9? At age 3, we’re helping children develop the vocabulary they need to be school-ready at age 6, and to be able to successfully make the shift at age 9 from learning to read, to reading to learn—so they can succeed in school and in life.
Each talk discusses the value of literacy and different ways to support early childhood learning.
The Lifelong Value of Early Literacy
How Calgary Families Are Navigating COVID19
March 17, 3pm
The Power of Books: Reading, Mental Health and the Comfort Collection
Join Laurie Vermeylen, PolicyWise for Children & Families, as she shares results and insights from a recent review on the benefits of reading on mental health.
PolicyWise also recently led an evaluation of Calgary Reads’ Comfort Collection book bundles pilot. This pilot involved providing books and information about the importance of reading to Calgary Reads’ service delivery partners, who then shared those resources with client families. Agency partners were surveyed to explore their experience with the pilot and the response of families who received the book bundles, which are arranged in themes such as grief and loss, to help children navigate life experiences. This 3-6-9 presentation will share highlights from the literature review as well as findings from the Comfort Collection evaluation.