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Reading Ready Pittsburgh's Family Newsletter
supporting families to foster a love of reading 

Reading Ready Pittsburgh dreams of a world where access to reading materials is everywhere. That's why we partnered with Laundry House laundromat in Homestead to convert unused space into a reading nook.  
 ⚠️DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY EXPANSION ALERT⚠️

Reading Ready Pittsburgh has expanded Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to include children and families in Wilkinsburg and Swissvale. Tell your friends and family in Wilkinsburg and Swissvale to sign up today!
Enter to win one of our February Book Recommendations!
Details below 

Board Book

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies sleep on their backs and play on their tummies to develop crucial muscles while lifting their heads and upper bodies. This lively board book unfolds accordion-style in a floor-standing arc around a tummy-time baby’s head. Babies LOVE it! 

Picture Book
 
Today is Pet Club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but strictly no elephants are allowed. The Pet Club doesn’t understand that pets come in all shapes and sizes, just like friends. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend.
Enter here for a chance to win a copy of our February Book Recommendation! Complete the form by 2/9 to be entered into the drawing. 

Did you know? 

Books contain many words that children are unlikely to encounter frequently in spoken language. Books for kids contain 50% more words that children are unlikely to encounter in regular conversation or on TV.
Literacy All Around Us 
Tips to turn everyday moments into learning moments.
  


Take books with you wherever you go. You never know when you'll have a few minutes to share a book and help your child build a love of reading. 
Print awareness is a necessary skill children need to begin to learn to read. Recognizing letters and understanding that each letter has a meaning will help a child begin to understand how print words are formed.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Seedlings: Nature in Winter: Each week, a Pittsburgh Botanic Garden educator will lead a group outdoors in search of adventure examining a different winter theme! Visits will be outdoors and will include a story reading and time for free play
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Tropical Forest Hawai'i at Phipps: Tour America’s favorite tropical paradise without leaving Pittsburgh. Explore the rich history, culture and fragrant flora of the Hawaiian islands
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Early Childhood Activities at the Aviary:
 Bring your little learner to the National Aviary for a fun and engaging morning of activities designed for ages 2 to 5. Discover the world of birds through a story time that includes sensory play activities, like a puppet show or a puzzle. Learn More
 
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