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Thursday January 26th, 2012

Posted at 1:15pm

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Research has shown that children have a better chance of becoming fully literate adults if reading is encouraged in the home and for this reason Literacy Day this year will focus especially on young readers in a themed event at Devonshire Mall on Friday at Centre Court.

“Passport to Learning”, this year’s theme, will be hosted by the Windsor-Essex County District School Board, the Windsor-Essex County Catholic School Board, St. Mary’s Family Centre, and the Windsor Public Library as well as volunteers from St. Clair College’s ECE Program.

Planned activities throughout the day includes guest readers in different languages , give-a-ways, door prizes and  a raffle with five $10 gift cards.

Reading to children more than once a day has a substantial positive impact on their future academic skills.

In addition, research indicates children with early exposure to books are better at performing mathematical tasks.  Local Windsorites will not want to miss this fun and educational event.

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