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BRADFORD-TIOGA HEAD START, INC. LEADS BY READING

 

Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. Executive Director, Jody Thomas, and Assistant Director, Wendy Swingle, recently read their favorite winter stories to children in the Troy 1 classroom of Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc.

One of the reasons they did this is that reading stories to children plays an important role in growth and development. Plus it is one of the easiest ways to boost school readiness. By reading, either to or with a child, they’re building vocabulary, improving their ability to focus and establishing good language and literacy skills.

Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Swingle also know that books can open up a whole new world for children and adults! When someone puts on their slippers and cuddles up with their child and a favorite story, it also sends the message that you love and care about them.

When reading to young children, parents and caregivers should talk to them about the illustrations, letters, words, and sentences. They should ask questions to help improve the child’s thinking skills. Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. wants students to love reading, to appreciate books, and to develop early literacy skills. And with wonderful role models like Executive Director, Jody Thomas, and Assistant Director, Wendy Swingle, teachers and children in the Troy 1 classroom have a great Head Start!

Photo Caption:       Teachers and children, of the Troy 1 classroom, would like to thank Executive Director, Jody Thomas, and Assistant Director, Wendy Swingle for a memorable experience.