Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:46
Westbury residents will now have one more place to curl up with a good book. The Early Years Institute (EYI) recently unveiled a new Children’s Reading Corner at the “Yes We Can” Community Center. Children will have access to books in English, Spanish, and Creole, as well as picture books.
The corner was made possible thanks to a grant from the Nassau Bar Association WE CARE FUND, book donations from Lectorum Publications, Inc., and other publishers.
“We are thrilled to increase opportunities for children and their families to be exposed to literature. We strongly believe that if parents would read to their babies, we could do a lot to close the achievement gap in Kindergarten,” EYI President Dr. Dana Friedman said.
“With rising concern that our children are spending far too much time on screens, this reading corner is a great investment in our youth to help foster the invaluable habit of reading while building the literacy skills of all the young visitors,” Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, Jon Kaiman, said.