THE GIFT OF LITERACY
Ferst Readers addresses the growing problem of children entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. This is a preventable problem that has a far-reaching impact on students’ lives. The recipe for early school success is simple: start school with strong basic literacy skills. Ferst Readers’ recipe for encouraging early literacy development is even simpler: ensure children have developmentally appropriate books in their homes, provide parents with resources that support them in their role as their child’s first teacher, and develop a love of reading before these children enter school.