Middlesex County College Education Students to Present Free Literacy Event for Children

Steve Light

Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for education at Middlesex County College, is hosting Literacy Alive!, a program for 5-10 year olds and their parents to encourage a love of reading.

This free program, open to Middlesex County residents, includes a workshop by Steve Light, author of numerous children’s books such as “Have You Seen My Dragon?,” “Lucky Lazlo,” “Swap!,” and “Zephyr Takes Flight.”

It will be held in the College Center on the Edison campus on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and is followed by lunch.

The children and their parents will attend three workshops during the morning: one by Mr. Light; a literacy session conducted by MCC students in the honor society; and a crafts program in which the children will make a project to take home. The workshops are designed to encourage reading, and also to assist parents teach literary skills to their kids.

“This program will benefit both young students and their parents,” said MCC Professor Melissa Luis, the advisor to Kappa Delta Pi. “Our guest, Steve Light, is not only a wonderful author and illustrator, but he is also a preschool teacher who is an expert in promoting reading to young children. It will also help parents teach reading skills to their kids. And it’ll be fun as well.”

Each child will receive a copy of an autographed book by Mr. Light.

The program is limited to the first 100 children who register through Eventbrite. To register, please go tohttps://www.middlesexcc.edu/literacy.

 


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