Did your mom read to you? Did she show you how to work puzzles? Did she give you crayons and coloring books? Did she play games with you?
Let's back up a step--did she have puzzles to show, crayons to
give, or books to read? These
moms don't. But they can teach their children all those
literacy-related things through a Parent-Child Club.
What is the Parent-Child Club?
Fun activities that help children learn. Young children participate together with an
older person from their family. This person could be a mother, grandma,
an aunt, a sister or a father, uncle, brother or grandfather.
Why use the child’s first language as much as possible?
learn best in their own language, partly because they feel more at ease
when their own language is spoken. Also, it improves a person’s sense
of self-worth when their language is
considered important enough to be used in activities like this.
These photos are from the first field trial. We would like to do
at least two more this coming year. Interested in helping? Or leading
one yourself? Let us know!
Activities: available at Davar Parent-Child Club.