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Center Releases Family Reading Time Videos

Open-ended Spanish sm.jpgThe Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the release of nine videos designed for English and Spanish-speaking families. Family Reading Time--or La hora de lectura en familia--is a series of videos developed with support from the Windham Area Women and Girls Fund to provide multilingual families with tips for reading with young children. The videos feature women and girls reading to children in English and Spanish using a variety of dialogic reading methods.

Family Reading Time was developed under the Center's Dialogic Reading for Multilingual Families project. The project provided training to multilingual families, including high school students, on the importance of continuing to read to children in their first language. Trainings also included information on dialogic reading strategies for fostering oral language during book reading. Interested families volunteered to be videotaped reading to their children. The videos are available on-line and on local television stations in the Willimantic, CT, area.

To view the videos, visit www.easternct.edu/cece/family_reading_time.html.