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03

Jun

21

Our Program MADDLES

Levra Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to enriching the well-being of children and youth by creating active connections to balance technology and human connection through early child literacy, youth empowerment and employment. In the digital world where we live today, the ability to maintain these connections has proven difficult. Levra Foundation hopes to change this, with the MADDLES summer program, devoted to the ignition and development of every child’s passion through the use of online platforms. The MADDLES program will be carried out virtually and cover beginner lessons ranging from Music, Art, Drama, Dance, Literature, Electronic Art and Sports. Though the classes will be carried out online, the nature of teacher-student connection remains strong, as the sessions will involve open communication, and...
08

Jul

20

Reading Aloud, why is it important?

“It’s so important to start reading from day One,” she says. “The sound of your voice, the lyrical quality of the younger [books] are poetic … It’s magical, even at 8 weeks old they focus momentarily, they’re closer to your heart.” As they begin to grow, families should make sure books are available everywhere in the home, like it’s your “daily bread.” (Amen.) But it shouldn’t end when kids begin to read on their own. “As they become independent readers, we tend to let them go, but even kids in older demographics love nothing more than that time with their...
02

Mar

20

The Importance of Reading Aloud

Reading aloud with our children is one of the best things parents can do to nurture and enrich their children. At Levra Foundation, we believe that we should be reading aloud from birth until 14 years old. When was the last time you read a book with your kids? When was the last time you cuddled each other to enjoy a book? Listen to Rebecca Bellingham as she explains why we should all be reading aloud to children. Support our cause today. Please visit our "Get Involved" page to find out more. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBuT2wdYtpM[/embed]
07

Apr

20

Improving Early Child Development with Words

There is a profound connection between engaged reading and life success. Timothy Bates and Stuart Ritchie, at Edinburgh University, conducted a study and have proven the connection between reading well and future job success. They analyzed the relationship between early reading skills at seven and later socio-economic life. Since 1958, they followed more than 17,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales. They showed that reading well at age seven was a key factor in determining whether people went on to get a high-income job. Listen to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's talk on TEDx regarding the connection between talking/reading to children and...

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