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Family Reading Program 2017-06-13T11:25:42+00:00

Family Reading Program

The Family Reading Program (FRP) is an inter-generational literacy project developed by the Northern Nevada Literacy Council. The FRP is funded by a grant from the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, whose goal is to double the number of children in northern Nevada who read proficiently at the conclusion of third grade by 2020.

The FRP works with children and their parents to improve literacy and model good family literacy behaviors for the home. By working with the family as a whole, we hope to build strong literacy-related habits, such as reading to children every day, having books in the home, and visiting the library.

We can show parents how to:

  • Build children’s vocabularies
  • Reinforce the literacy instruction children receive at school
  • Build home libraries with free, age-appropriate books
  • Incorporate literacy techniques into home learning

The FRP also includes family art and science activities that promote vocabulary and family conversation. Contact us for more information at 775-356-1007.

Special thank you to the Nell J. Redfield and William N. Pennington Foundations for their contributions to the Family Reading Program.

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