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Welcome to Family Reader!

Read Fort Worth’s monthly newsletter is dedicated to families in our community. In each edition of Family Reader, we’ll pass on the latest news and tips from Fort Worth ISD and our friends across the city to support you and your kids!

Enjoy this month’s Family Reader and sign up here to receive every issue!

Tip of the Month!

Our friends at Scholastic say it’s important to keep reading aloud to your kids through their elementary years! Here are three reasons why:

  1. They’ll build their vocabulary.
  2. It helps you understand their needs.
  3. They will see reading is about rest & relaxation.

For the entire article, please visit Scholastic’s Parents Blog.

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge fun for everyone!

FWPL MollyReading finalAre you ready to read?! Are you ready to win?!

We know you are and the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is the perfect time to pick up a book for everyone in the family! Read Fort Worth is partnering with the Fort Worth Public Library and visit one of their 17 locations to join the Challenge!

The best part is everyone can join! There are no age limits and there are even prizes for readers of all ages! Pick up reading forms after May 13. The Challenge begins in June and ends in August.

Please visit FortWorthLibrary.org/SummerReading for more info.

Sign up your kids for Pre-K & Kinder!

There is still time to sign up your child online for Pre-K and Kindergarten!

Fort Worth ISD is hosting “Your Child Belongs Here!” on Thursday, May 9 (noon-7 p.m.) at the MLK Community Center (5565 Truman Dr., 76112). Join us to learn more about early childhood education and get help to register online!

The whole family is invited! A DJ will be there and food and snacks for everyone!

FWISD’s Pre-K program is free and there is enough room for every child. Children go to school every day from 7:50 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. each day. Enroll today for the 2019-2020 school year at www.fwisd.org/prek.

Family Literacy Celebration

FWISD Logo Web 3Bring the entire family out to the Family Literacy Celebration! It’s on Saturday, May 18 (9 a.m. to noon) at Billingsley Field House (1400 Foch Street, 76107).

There will be free books, plus information on summer programs, summer reading activities for children, ESL adult education and physical activities for the summer! It’s going to be a great time for everyone!

StoryWalk coming to Botanic Garden

Come on out to the first StoryWalk on Saturday, May 11 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! The free family event is all about reading, being healthy and enjoying nature!

The StoryWalk will be on Pollinator Pathway and will highlight the book, A Butterfly is Patient. For more information please visit: fwbg.org.

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Dads, let’s read with your kids!

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The All Pro Dad program promotes fathers reading with their children this summer. The program is new to Fort Worth and is coming to 21 Fort Worth community centers this summer.

Get more info at allprodad.com.