family seems to be the most effective and
economic system for fostering and sustaining the
Without family involvement, intervention
is likely to be unsuccessful, and what few
effects are achieved are likely to disappear
once the intervention is discontinued.”
Lullabies to Literacy is a family
literacy program held at the Salmon River Campus School
for Pre-k families. The program completed its third year in June '09.
Participants begin the evening by enjoying a free meal
prepared by members of the Salmon River cafeteria staff.
After dinner, Mrs. Suzanne Binion and Mrs. Eva Durant
present mini-workshops to parents, daycare providers,
and grandparents, while Mrs. Shannon Beaudin teaches
songs and rhymes, etc., to the young children. Mrs.
Beaudin is aided by high school volunteer students.
After the 20-minute workshop session, the parents and
children work together to produce a literacy project. A
song and rhyme segment and a book giveaway complete the