The interactions that young children have with such literacy materials as books, paper, and crayons, and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for language, reading and writing development.
The Dallas Public Library's Born to Read program started in fall 2005 thanks to the generous support of the Dallas Women's Foundation and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. The purpose of the program is to reach expecting parents and parents with newborn babies about the importance of reading and early literacy skills on the early brain development of babies. Born to Read currently works closely with Parkland Hospital's Healthy Start program and DISD's Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Program.
Please contact us at ECRR@dallaslibrary.org or 214-670-1671 to schedule a Born to Read Workshop at your school, church or community site. Available in English and Spanish.
Workshops are intended for expecting parents or parents with infants and toddlers. This workshop incorporates nursery rhymes, songs and stories, Born to Succeed DVD, and information on the effects of early literacy on infant brain development.
All Born to Read workshop participants receive the following: