Help preschool children discover the magical world of reading by collecting gently used book donations for the Bee A Luv Book Drive, Feb. 1-14, sponsored by the school district’s readiness program.
“Reading to children every day develops the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school,” early learning specialist Julie Olsen says of the importance of reading to children.
“Most parents know that it is important to read to children every day, but they are unaware of the newest discoveries in neuroscience showing that reading aloud actually stimulates the growth of a baby’s brain,” said Director of Special Education Irene White.
Last year, El Morro Elementary and Top of the World School families donated more than 1000 books to the drive and more than 2000 books were collected in all. Olsen hopes to match that figure. Laguna High School students are volunteering to help clean the books, which will be repaired and distributed to Orange County families.
Drop off locations: School Readiness Office in the Boys and Girls Club community room, El Morro and Top of the World schools.