Posted by Brian Graham on Jun 15, 2019

Grand Island Rotary has raised funds, thru a meat raffle, for the GI School District’sGrowing ReadersProject, since 2018.  Have you wondered about its details? Grand Island School District Superintendent (and GI Rotarian) Brian Graham has prepared a great summary:

 The Growing Readers project is an innovative collaboration among Grand Island Pediatrics, the Grand Island Central School District and local community groups to increase a child’s success with developing early literacy skills, through the promotion of parents reading aloud with their infants.  Pediatricians can provide advice on the importance of developing early literacy skills through read-aloud activities, and influence a culture of reading within the family.  This project will focus its efforts on having an island pediatrician distribute a book to an infant’s caregiver at “well baby” visits in the 2nd, 6th, 12th, 18th and 24th months.  The books will be kept by the families and the infant’s library will grow with each visit.