Parents often ask what they can do at home to help their children learn. There are many, many great answers to this question. Parents are their children’s first and most important teacher, and when parents continuously share the importance of school and learning, their children win. The next level of support comes when parents read to their children or have their children read to them. Along with spending quality time together, reading to your child becomes a special time that shows reading is important.
When a child learns to read well, the future looks bright. To help parents read to their children, we send a tip of the Tiger’s tail to Ms. Isaacs, our K-12 librarian, and Mr. Williamson and his students in welding and small engines classes who have refurbished former newspaper kiosks and installed them throughout the community. These Tiger Purple boxes are “Little Libraries” that contain books at various reading levels that families can borrow at any time of the day or night. Returning the books to the boxes is optional, but it is hoped that a book is put in the box for every book that is borrowed. Keep your eyes peeled for these little libraries, and please use them often!