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The Day Care Literacy Project was started in 2004 with monies donated by Penny and Henry Fuerzeig, who are committed to the concept that most of what children learn is learned before they are four years old. They are supporting programs that make that period of a child's development as rich and stimulating as possible. Volunteers take packets of books to a day care center and read at least two books to the children, emphasizing child participation, verbalization and dramatic reading. The first goal, of course, is to engage the children and make books interesting and exciting. The secondary goal is to model for the teachers so they too can involve the children with books.
FOSTPL member and past President Carol Lotz-Felix recently provided the following update on the Day Care Literacy Project.
Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. is for the sixth consecutive year encouraging young students across the territory to read as many books as they can over their summer vacations.
The sixth Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge Program will kick off on June 21, 2014 and continue through August 15, 2014. The initiative promotes literacy by encouraging children to read and helps them to discover and collect books that they can use to start their own personal libraries.
The Owl and The Seahorse is an independent book shop located at the Austin "Babe" Monsanto Marine Terminal (Crown Bay Center) and operated by PR executive and former Tourism Commissioner Pamela Richards. Cruise ship passengers and crew frequent the store in search of best sellers, newspapers, magazines, and more, including hats, luggage and purses for women.
The shop is in Building E (Suite E01) and within walking distance of several government offices, which makes it very convenient to island residents who are seeking popular books as well as local authors and historical publications. The location offers the convenience of plenty of free parking.
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