Family activity nights with young children coming to Newton – Newton Daily News


Activities and family time combine for learning and fun in the Raising School Ready Readers program coming to Newton in October.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Parents As Teachers (Jasper County) offer a series of family literacy activity nights for parents and children ages 3-6.

“We know that parents with children this age often wonder how to put their child on the right track to succeed in school and become a good reader,” said Denice Fischer, program coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach. “We’re excited to share this program because it helps busy parents discover simple ways to turn everyday routines and experiences into opportunities to learn reading and writing skills.”

The Raising School Ready Readers program can help parents prepare their children to succeed in school and gain independence while having fun as a family.

“Kids love coming to sessions because they play games and spend time with their parents, while parents learn and practice simple techniques to help their children become successful readers and writers,” said Fisher.

The five weekly sessions are scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, October 11 through November 8 at Newton DMACC. “We know families are busy, so our motto is to come as often as you can and miss when you have to. It’s still worth it even if you have to miss a session,” Fischer said. “Join us for this fun program!” Kids love activities, parents love information, and everyone loves family time.

This program is free for families. Funding for the program is provided by ISU Extension & Outreach, Jasper County. To register, contact Fischer at [email protected] or 641-792-6433.


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