CART program returns for 11th year at Cumberland County libraries
Teaching young children reading readiness skills.
AMHERST – Cumberland Public Libraries is once again offering an exciting program for families with preschoolers.
The program is called CART, or Children and Adults Reading Together, and it is sponsored in part by Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund.
The focus will be to teach reading readiness skills to children ages three to five in order to help prepare them for their first year of school.
This is the 11th year the library has offered the program and it has proven to be very beneficial to those children who have participated in the past.
Through a variety of stories, songs, games, and print related activities, the children will learn about letters and words and how they go together to form stories. Parents or caregivers will participate with their child and will learn new ways to introduce reading into all aspects of everyday life.
Research shows that reading success starts with young children enjoying stories. Having their parents share the experience with them makes it twice as much fun! Come see the wonder on your child’s face as they learn to love books and reading.
CART is open to children ages three to five with their parent or caregiver. The program is free but requires an eight-week commitment.
The program runs in four locations and people must call to preregister.
In Amherst it runs Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting Oct. 5 (902-667-2549). In Advocate it runs on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. starting Oct. 6 (902-392-2214), in River Hebert it runs Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 4 and in Parrsboro it runs on Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. starting Oct. 6 ((902-2542046)