b'Childrens ServicesLiteracy BoostsMother Goose Stories & Songs Start here for ways you can boost your childs[Caregivers with children 12 months and under]literacy! These programs and services are designed to build a love of reading. Also be sureCourtice Branch, The Great Roomto flip to page 12 for early literacy storytimes! Wednesdays, October 2 ndto November 20 th Reading Rangers1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Learn new songs and silly rhymes in this [Ages 6 to 9] interactive eight-week workshop series to help Bowmanville Branch engage your baby and help develop their early Thursdays, October 17 thto December 12 th literacy skills like talking, singing, and reading! 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.Presented in partnership with Encourage your children to discover how muchEarlyON Child and Family Centres fun reading can be! Reading Rangers is aBowmanville.literacy program for children in grades 1 to 3 who need help with reading or are reluctant readers. We pair children one-on-one with studentClosing the Gapvolunteers who help them practice reading skillsSpeak more, learn more! and play fun literacy games.Speaking more to infants Please note that this program is intended toand toddlers each day can improve literacy skills and interest in reading; itadd up to a difference gap does not teach children how to read. of 30 million words by the time theyre three-years Student Volunteer Opportunitiesold. One of the best ways Available! to close the gap is verbal Earn your community service hours required forengagement: speaking high school! Please note that a three-month timemore with and around children allows them to commitment is required for Reading Rangers. hear more, and to understand more.For more information about ways you canEngage your child to help boost their early volunteer, flip to page 5 or visit www.clarington- literacy development during every day activities:library.on.ca/studentvolunteers.Out and about: attend a Library program, or take a walk around your neighbourhood or community and talk about the things you see. Courtice Literacy Ship At home: share a story together, ask open-Coming this Fall! ended questions about the books youre Check our websitereading, and place notes on things with for updates andtheir names around the house.information on Anytime: start a conversation about their the Launchday, introduce new and interesting words Celebration! as you talk, use facial expressions and gestures to help children make sense of new words, and make up your own songs!For more information, please visit the website at www.clarington-library.on.ca/closingthegap.Fall 2019 All programs drop in unless marked with11'