School District Encourages Families to Access Literacy Activities Over Winter Break

Posted on December 20, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — As the 2018-2019 school year nears its halfway point, the School District of Philadelphia is encouraging students to remain active readers over the winter break.

In conjunction with the Read by 4th Campaign, the District’s website will provide links to literacy activities and free access to exciting, vibrant, digital books for families of students in Pre-K through third grade to read over the winter break. Families should visit and click on the “Winter Break Literacy Activities” link to access the resources. The link will be accessible through January 7, 2019.

“Our students have made such significant progress in early literacy during the first half of the school year, and we want to keep this momentum going,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent. “We are glad to partner with Read by 4th and others to ensure our students have access to quality reading materials over breaks so they can practice their reading with their families.”

It is recommended that parents spend at least 30 minutes a day using the activities with their child.

More information about the District’s efforts to support early literacy at home can be also be found online.