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Community Foundation Sonoma County is an active member of Cradle to Career. Through this partnership we launched the community literacy campaign iREAD to promote parents and family members reading to their young children. Through iREAD we seek to raise awareness that no matter what activity parents are doing with their children, they can build literacy at the same time—by reading the back of a cereal box, traffic signs or describing the pictures in a book.

Click here to learn about the Community Foundation Sonoma County iREAD Competitive Grants Program.

As a parent or family member you can:
READ TO YOUR CHILD EVERY DAY.  Just fifteen minutes a day makes a huge difference in your child’s language development, and helps them be ready to learn in school.

READ FROM DAY ONE.  The first eight months of a baby’s life is a peak period for language development.

READ IN ANY LANGUAGE--Or use the book to tell a story in your home language.

READ EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, from street signs to cereal boxes.

NARRATE YOUR DAY. Talk with your child while you’re doing activities together.

ANYONE CAN READ TO CHILDREN: Older siblings, aunts and uncles, grandparents.

Como padre o familiar usted puede:
LEER A SU HIJO CADA DÍA. Sólo 15 minutos cada día hace una diferencia tremenda en el desarrollo del lenguaje de su hijo, y le ayuda a estar preparado para aprender en la escuela.

LEER DESDE EL PRIMER DÍA. Los primeros ocho meses son  sumamente importantes para el desarrollo del lenguaje.

LEER EN CUALQUIERA IDIOMA. O use el libro para contar una historia en su lengua materna.

LEER TODO, EN TODAS PARTES, de señales a cajas de cereal.

CONTAR SU DÍA. Hable con su hijo mientras hacen actividades juntos.

CUALQUIER PERSONA PUEDE LEER A NIÑOS: Hermanos mayores, tíos y tías, abuelos y abuelas.