At U-GRO Learning Centres, we strive to instill a life-long love of reading in all our students. Whether it’s practicing turning pages, learning the parts of a book or using books to teach important concepts like sharing, our teachers make reading an everyday part of their classrooms.
The benefits of reading to young learners are endless. “By age three, 90% of brain growth has occurred,” said Assistant Director Steve Holubec of our U-GRO Union Deposit. Children who are read to frequently are more likely to recognize all the letters of the alphabet, count to 20 or higher, and write their own names. It’s this dedication to literacy that helps us better prepare our students for Kindergarten.
One of the ways we celebrate reading annually at U-GRO is through our Best Books Week, in conjunction with Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. Our centers encourage teachers and students to dress up as their favorite storybook characters and invite special visitors to read to our classes. We thank our teachers, our parents, and local media for helping to make 2019 Best Books Week a success!
For more information on how U-GRO supports literacy growth and other important developmental milestones, visit our Curriculum section.