We encourage local PTAs to host a Family Reading Experience program to promote family reading time and evaluate their school library’s catalogue to ensure that all children see themselves represented.
The Family Reading Experience aims to:
Empower PTAs with information on hosting literacy activities that improve book access and book choice and incorporate a lens of diversity and representation
Provide families with ready-to-go literacy resources
Equip families in-need with books during this school year
The program offers guidance on how to host literacy activities that improve book access and book choice, incorporate a lens of diversity and representation and provide families with ready-to-go literacy resources.
To fulfill grant requirements, each PTA grantee is required to host one Literacy Activity and share at least one resource from the Information and Tools for Families toolkit with their school community. The toolkits and resources will be available at PTA.org/FamilyReading.
We will also create opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing throughout the year.