Summer of Learning Issue #6

Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement | 06/29/2019

Eura Chang
State Operations Coordinator

Welcome to Issue #6 of our Summer of Learning newsletter! Every week we will be sharing a variety of activities, resources, and tips to keep your kids learning and entertained until the new school year. 

This week, we're focusing on starting a family book club! We offer plenty of suggestions on how you and your children can share in your exploration of the work through reading. Find these tips and more below! Keep on reading for more learning resources, free events in the Denver metro area, and at-home learning activities.

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Check out this resource: Start a Family Book Club! 

As your kids grow and learn, remember that as parents and family members you are growing and learning right alongside them! Celebrate your shared exploration of the world and encourage deeper conversations by starting a family book club. By reading the same book and coming together to discuss it, you and your children will gain deeper understanding of the story and insight into the different perspectives that exist in your home.

Check out our blog to learn more!

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Try this activity: Alphabet Call Out 

Draw each letter of the alphabet and cut them out. As you walk around the house, call out a letter and ask your child to find something that begins with that letter. Explore your whole home until all the letters are gone!

Find this activity and others in the Family Literacy Activity Calendar. 

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Put this event (Denver Metro Area) in your calendar: Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms (7/2) 

Check out this 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm!   8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO 80128 Open 9am-5pm Free admission

Learn more about this event and others in our Events Calendar.

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Check out these articles and resources: 

5 Novel Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Reading Anxiety (ADDitude Magazine)
Temas educativos (Primera Escuela)

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Find free meals!

Interested in free meals for your kids? Enter your zip code into Kids Food Finder to see where your child can eat for free this summer.

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And, as always, check out your local library for more fun events & resources!

Colorado Virtual Library

Pikes Peak Library District

Denver Public Library

Boulder Public Library

Mesa County Libraries

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Know someone who might benefit from these resources? Forward this email and ask them to sign the pledge for a Summer of Learning! 

You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for even more summer learning tips!

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Missed previous newsletters? You can find them here:

Newsletter #1 Eng Esp

Newsletter #2 Eng Esp

Newsletter #3 Eng Esp

Newsletter #4 Eng Esp

Newsletter #5 Eng | Esp

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