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Plan an Unforgettable Family Reading Experience!
March is National Reading Month - is your school prepared? When families read together, they spark their imaginations, learn important lessons, start difficult conversations and make memories that last forever. National PTA and Kindle believe family involvement is key to developing students who enjoy reading. That is why both groups are working together to engage families in reading through the PTA Family Reading Experience, a fun family literacy event hosted in schools nationwide.
Watch this slideshow and use this checklist to help you plan your own event!
Choose a date and time that allows the largest number of families to participate. Reserve an open space or a few classrooms for hosting reading stations. Coordinate with your school administrator to avoid conflicts with other activities.
Pick a theme, prepare reading station activities and print out take-home tips for parents. You can find options for these ready-made for you at PTA.org/Reading.
Recruit six reading leaders to facilitate station activities. Prepare each leader by sharing station instructions and reviewing your event schedule ahead of time. Be sure each station leader understands the importance of families participating in the activities with their children!
Invite your whole school community to attend! Send home an invitation using our templates at PTA.org/Reading.