KLRU is participating in the national PBS Kids Raising Reader Library Corner literacy project. The first of the station’s KLRU Library Corners opened March 30 at the Sierra Ridge Learning Center at Foundation Communities.
PBS Kids Raising Readers Library Corner project takes resources and activities that are research-based to give children and parents the opportunity to strengthen literacy skills through fun, engaging multi-media platforms. Parents, caregivers, teachers, and kids can all use these resources. The corner is a small, colorful space where kids can feel free to play games on a computer, read a book, or watch an educational and interactive literacy skill-building DVD. The Library Corners also feature characters from favorite books and PBS KIDS programs. All activities – including self-directed worksheets, online videos, parent-led activities, and more – are based on an existing literacy framework that has its foundation in the National Reading Panel recommendations, encompassing skills such as letter recognition, print awareness, and vocabulary instruction.
Founded in 1989, Foundation Communities is a nationally-recognized organization that empowers low-to-moderate-income families and individuals to succeed. Their programs include quality, affordable housing, tools to increase educational and economic standing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals. Find out more at foundcom.org
In addition to the Sierra Ridge Learning Center at Foundation Communities, KLRU will host two more Library Corners scheduled to open later this year.