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Education Today: Literacy For The Whole Family

CBS Detroit | Sharlonda Buckman – On August 27, the Detroit Parent Network hosted hundreds of families for a Family and Friends Reunion at our offices. We partnered with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and BabyFirst to launch the Snuggle Stories iPad/ iPhone app to provide parents with an effective learning resource for […]

Free digital library app available for Detroit families

The Michigan Chronicle | Daniel A. Washington – “Children whose parents read to them beginning from infancy are exposed to 30 million more vocabulary words than children whose parents do not read to them,” said Liza McFadden, president and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation. “That equates to 1,500 more spoken words on average per hour than children from low-literate homes.”

The app is expected to be available today. It will be used as a resource that will allow families to build digital libraries for students of various ages. Each age appropriate category will include more than 40 […]

Barbara Bush Foundation Teams Up with Detroit Parent Network for Literacy

Detroit, Aug. 26, 2015 – Detroit families will soon be able to build up their digital libraries through a new collaboration between the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, BabyFirst™ and the Detroit Parent Network. Five thousand monthly digital subscriptions to Snuggle Stories from BabyFirst will be available to families during a Detroit Parent Network Family and Friends Reunion event on […]

Parents: How to Best Optimize Your Child’s Last Days of Summer

Doro Bush Koch, Honorary Chairman of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Published on The Huffington Post During the months of July and August, retail stores fill their shelves with back-to-school items as they prepare for a new school year. Yet, while the long days of summer are still here, it’s never too late […]

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