Local non-profit helps families read
By Nalani Nuylan
The Slaton City Library hosted Storytime Wednesday (Jan. 18). The monthly meeting allows parents to learn how to engage with their children’s reading through local non-profit The Parenting Cottage.
Opening in 1982 in the West Texas area, the organization aims to build a strong community by first building strong families, according to its vision statement on the website. The Parent Cottage achieves this through parent educators.
Program Coordinator Deanne Milford is one of these educators.
“We really enjoy this library,” Milford said.
“Kids and the parents get to interact and hang out with each other for just a really good kind of community, kind of family event.”
This month families read “Winter is for Snow” by Robert Neubecker. After reading the story, the children made a snowman out of cupcake liners.
Through the Storytime program, parents can take the book from the session back home.
“We’re able to give those books to the families to help them increase their libraries at home,” Milford said. “And so they’re able to go back and read with their kids.”
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.