2011 Read And Romp Jacksonville, with St. Vincent’s Healthcare
Author: Shannon Miller
Don’t miss the fun with your children as St. Vincent’s Medical Center presents Read And Romp on Saturday, October 15, 2011, between 1 and 4 PM.
- See the “Disc-Connected K-9’s” Frisbee Dog Team
- Enjoy story time with Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Receive FREE children’s books
- Arts and crafts, obstacle course and many other activities
Parking for this event will be in the Heart & Vascular Center garage on King Street.
St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Center gladly accepts your old books as a donation.
We, as parents, tend to focus on our child’s health with regard to sleeping, eating, vaccinations and safety. However, reading is a critical part of a child’s health and well being.
As shared by the National Center for Education Statistics, children who were read to at least three times a week as they entered kindergarten are more likely to have mastered the letter-sound relationship at the beginning and ending of words before they leave kindergarten than children who are not read to at least three times a week.
The NCES also found out that children who were read to at least three times a week as they entered kindergarten are more likely to understand words when presented in context in both the spring of kindergarten and the spring of first grade than children who are not read to at least three times a week.
“Read and Romp” Jacksonville is a FREE reading event designed for children 8 and under, and part of Reach Out and Read Florida.
Join St. Vincent’s Medical Center for the 5th Annual “Read and Romp” Jacksonville.
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