October School Readiness Book Title: David Gets in Trouble
- Published on Thursday, 09 October 2014 21:40
(Rockford, Ill. - 10/09/2014) – This month, over 4,000 pre-k students will receive David Gets in Trouble as part of October's book title for Success By 6® Page Turner Reading Program. The book is part of United Way's school readiness focus that helps children birth to age 6 learn, grow, and enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
In David Gets in Trouble, David always comes up with an excuse when he finds himself in trouble. Soon though, David realizes that making excuses makes him feel bad, and saying "sorry" makes him feel better. Written by David Shannon, this book teaches children the importance of apologizing when they do something to get in trouble.
Each month during the school year, pre-k children receive their very own age-appropriate book selected by early childhood specialists. Children begin to build their personal libraries and parents receive tips on ways to engage their young child in learning at home. Teachers also incorporate activities developed around each book title into their classroom curriculum. Books and materials are provided for English- and Spanish-speaking families.
The Page Turner Reading Program, in partnership with City of Rockford Head Start, The Diocese of Rockford, Harlem School District #122, Kreative K, Montessori and Rockford Public Schools District #205, assists pre-school teachers in developing pre-literacy skills essential for kindergarten readiness. Since the majority of brain development occurs between birth and age five, quality early learning and care programs have a profound impact on lifelong success and support cognitive, social and emotional development.
United Way of Rock River Valley
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