Principal's Message

Today marks the beginning of our second “Love of Reading” month at Windsong Heights School.  We really got things going with our family literacy night two weeks ago.  Thank you to the many families that joined us and the staff who led a variety of fun reading games that adults and children can do together.  If you were not able to attend there is a link to the presentation that you may find interesting and helpful in fostering the love of reading in all of our children.

At every age reading is essential to the developing brain as well reading skills extend into all subject areas and all domains of life. In the fast paced and digital world we live in, I believe reading for pleasure is also a tool to help protect our mental health as well.  Books can help in the development of empathy and the ability of the reader to consider multiple perspectives.  It books can be an escape for the reader or company for the lonely.  Books can make us laugh, cry and of course, think.  Reading is one of the best gifts we can give a child, but it is hard work for the learning brain.  Be an example to your children so they see that you value reading too.  No matter the age, most children love being read to. Let they see you read.  Talk about what you are reading, share a significant line that made you think, visit the public library, cuddle up with a good book together, enjoy the many worlds at our finger tips that we can travel to with a good book.

Here are some helpful links that you may find useful to support you growing readers:

Happy Reading! – Penny Beaudry, Proud Principal

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