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Why Books are The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Kids

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What’s on your holiday gift list this season? Regardless of whether you finished your holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, add books to the list. Even if you’re not a bookworm, books can be the perfect holiday gifts for kids because it promotes learning a healthy habit of reading. In fact, most kids benefit from reading, writing, drawing. Simply using the imagination in some sort of way can help with problem-solving skills, creativity, and dealing with emotions! Enforcing...

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Give The Gift Of Reading! 3 Things You Can Do to Promote Literacy Over the Holidays

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Reading is essential for all grades, ages, and talents. It doesn’t matter where you come from, how old you are, or what career path you see in the future -  reading comprehension and basic writing skills can push anyone to the top.Reading helps with vocabulary and speaking. Even if you don’t consider yourself a gifted public speaker, reading out loud can sharpen your eloquence in front of a large group. You’d be surprised at how much more comfortable you are in front of a group of...

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Thank You For A Full House For Our UCLA vs. USC Cheers for Literacy Bar Battle

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(L-R) Craig Gibson; Alexandra Taylor; Kimberly Vig, executive director of The Literacy Project; Chelsey Rice and Tony LopezIt was a packed house for the Ultimate Cocktail War benefiting The Literacy ProjectIt was a packed house with more than 250 guests attending The Literacy Project’s (TLP) “Cheers For Literacy” bar battle at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Newport Beach recently.USC’s Alexandra Taylor and Craig Gibson competed for the coveted crown against UCLA’s Chelsey...

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Teacher Of The Quarter – Sara Smith – Utah Chapter

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Why did you decide to become a teacher? When I was entering 3rd grade my family moved to a new town and a new school.  I was so timid and scared to start at a new school.  My teacher was Mrs. Rowser.  She loved me from the moment she met me.  I could feel it!  I don't remember the specific things she taught me that year, but I knew that I was valued and important to her by the way she listened to me, taught me and made me feel.  Mrs. Rowser made such an impact on my life that as I look...

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Our 10-Year Anniversary Gala “The Magic of Reading” Recap

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Our 10-Year Anniversary Gala was a special night to remember for The Literacy Project. The Gala consisted of Harry Potter decor, a live and silent auction, shared experiences from the Role Models, and a special performance by Kevin Viner, the International Mentalist Sensation. With the 10th year anniversary of teaching students, we can’t help but be grateful for helping over 9,000 children in need, and raising around $98,000 in support of our mission! Penny Fox shared the celebration was...

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We’re Celebrating 10 Years at The Literacy Project!

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This is a very exciting year for The Literacy Project!  As we go into our tenth school year of teaching students, we can’t help to be grateful for helping over 9,000 children in need.  We had great success last year and plan to showcase three of our students who excelled tremendously in their reading skills this past school year at our upcoming annual gala this October.  A celebration of “The Magic of Reading” will take place at the Balboa Bay Resort honoring the students...

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