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April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

Ahhhh, Philly Spring! If you’re like us, we've been in the house too long. And this warm weather means a chance to go outside and have some fun. But don't forget, making time for creativity and play outdoors is also a great way to boost reading skills. Here are a few fun (and free) activities...

March 2021 Reading Promise: 76’ers Tobias Harris Has a Few Tips to Make Your Next Storytime a Slam Dunk

  March Madness has us thinking. Reading and basketball have a lot in common. It’s fun, practice helps you get better, and one of the best ways to do it is with family and friends! One of our favorite literacy game-changers is 76’ers Tobias Harris. When he’s not playing, you can often catch him carrying...
February 2021 Reading Promise: We Read in Color

February 2021 Reading Promise: We Read in Color

Reading has always been about more than the story. It’s a chance to see yourself reflected on a page, discover new worlds, and learn and grow together. That’s why we’re celebrating this Black history month with books because diverse stories are for everyone (and every month of the year)! Here are a few ways we’re...
Duckrey Families Show How SAC Academy Workshops Can Be Adapted for Your School Community

Duckrey Families Show How SAC Academy Workshops Can Be Adapted for Your School Community

Ms. Haskett and Ms. Clements after the attendance workshop they hosted at Tanner Duckrey School. In December 2018, the FACE office held a SAC Academy workshop called “Discussing Attendance as a SAC.” In this workshop, the attendees participated in an activity where they brainstormed all obstacles that prevent consistent attendance at their schools. After listing...
Adult and Child Play Basketball in a living room

March Madness (For Reading!)

Even though the confetti hasn’t quite cleared from the Super Bowl parade (GO EAGLES!)—basketball fever is about to sweep the nation. Here are a few fun things to do after the game to help your child with reading: Play a game of “HORSE.” The first person to miss a shot gets a letter. After a few...

Attendance Hero Sweepstakes

Families and schools across the city are working hard to get children to school every day on time, start to finish, so they've the best shot at becoming great readers and strong students. Grownups, share your superpower tips for getting your family to school every day on time. Use #AttendanceHero #ContestEntry on social media for...

‘Tis the Season to Cook (and Read) Together!

It's that time of year again. Time for family, friends, good cheer and holiday cooking. Hosting a big family dinner, baking cookies or just making snacks? Your child can be a great helper. And you can make sure they're building reading skills. Read the recipe together. What comes first, next and last? Count and measure everything...