1. Reading initiative #413reads designed to improve children's skill by fourth grade

    Reading initiative #413reads designed to improve children's skill by fourth grade

    Research shows that reading, talking and singing to children from birth helps them become good readers in school, according to Sally Fuller, project director for Reading Success by 4th Grade. To spread the word, the community initiative Reading Success by 4th Grade on Monday launched a social media campaign, #413reads, aimed at engaging the community by encouraging the sharing of photos of adults reading to children as well as their favorite books or favorite time of day or place to read, according to a press release.

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    1. While the Read! initiative has been focused on increasing reading proficiency in Springfield, the #413 social media campaign is region-wide as improved early literacy is the best way to improve educational outcomes and life prospects of our children throughout the Pioneer Valley.
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