A Community Growth Project 2013
Spring Into Literacy: An Interactive Workshop
On April 18th, ACRP partnered with Dr. Natalie Barnyak and her students from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Education to present Spring Into Literacy, an interactive literacy workshop for children and their families. The workshop was open to all parents and family members with children in grades Pre-K through Fourth.Â Dr. Barnyak’s Early Childhood Education students lead the workshop which aimed to provide families with strategies for making reading an interactive and enjoyable activity. The Early Childhood Education students led the children who attended the event through centers which allowed them to participate in hands-on activities that related to various types of literature including; fairy tales, plays, picture books, fiction, folktales, and poetry.Â At the end of the evening, each child was given a free book, and parents and families were provided with resources that will allow them to continue the techniques they learned at the workshop at home.