OMAHA – A partnership between the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Omaha Public Library, Humanities Nebraska and area preschools is putting a focus on early-language learning through the power of reading.
For three weeks, students from UNO’s Speech-Language Pathology program have been providing assistance to the Prime Time Family Reading Time program at the Charles B. Washington branch library, 2868 Ames Ave. The final three weeks of the project begin Saturday, Oct. 25.
Throughout the rest of October and the first two weeks of November, UNO students will be applying their knowledge of early language learning strategies by reading to preschoolers and their families.
Following each event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the family will be given their own copy of the book selected by the students.
The remaining book selections are:
Oct. 25 – “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Eric Carle
Nov. 1 – “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin
Nov. 8 – “Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann
The event is open to all families with preschoolers, but space is limited. Those interested should contact the Charles B. Washington Branch library at 402.444.4849 to register.
The six-week project is a P-16 Initiative service learning project. As part of UNO’s Service Learning Academy, the P-16 Initiative facilitates partnerships between three key groups:
- UNO students and their teachers
- Preschool-through-high school students and their teachers
- Community organizations and their members
Through these service-learning partnerships, P-16 brings the classroom into the community through application of education to find solutions to real-life problems.
For additional information or questions, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2129.
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