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Reading Circles

The Fort Resolution Community Literacy Program is running two Reading Circles this year. This is the third year the Reading Circle, for children ages 5 and up, has been running. Every Tuesday evening at 7 pm at the Deninu School Library, children gather to read books, do crafts, eat snacks and have fun. This year, more children than ever before, sometimes as many as 35, are coming out to Reading Circle. Parents and older children are welcome to attend.

New this year is the Preschool Reading Circle for children ages 0-4 and their parents. The Preschool Reading is held every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm at Aurora College. Free childcare is available for older siblings; and if you need a ride, call 394-5401 and someone will pick you up. At Preschool Reading Circle, your child will have the chance to read, play with puppets, do crafts and interact with other children. It is a lot of fun for children and parents.

Reading Circles are very important to your child's mental development. In Teaching Adults to Read, Dr. Pat Campbell stresses the importance of children having early exposure to books and reading:

Children raised in a print-rich culture... have a greater opportunity to develop their emergent literacy knowledge than do children who are raised in an environment that offers limited literacy experiences. (21)

The earlier children are exposed to books and the more opportunity they have to read, the better. Give your children the best possible chance to succeed in life. Bring them out to Reading Circles, help them with their homework and - most importantly - read with them every day. Let it be said that Fort Resolution is a community that reads!

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The earlier children are exposed to books and the more opportunity they have to read, the better.
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Deninu Kue Drug and Alcohol Program

Once again National Addictions Awareness week was a success. People in the community have commented on "How much fun they have been having the past few years with the Adult Fun Night". Apparently this is a very good stress reliever for the community and a way to get people together and laugh. The sobriety walk definitely needs some attention and media, but people did participate in the walk. The sliding party was very exciting with all the children bundled up in their warm skidoo suits, adventurously sliding down the hill behind the Chipewyan resource centre. Bomb fire smoke and laughter filled the air as parents and children spent a few hours of enjoyment together.

Thanks to all the volunteers and participants in N.A.A.W.

For further information about National Addictions Awareness Week you can contact Program Coordinator Dollie Lafferty @ 394-4291 anytime between 9:00am to 5:00pm.


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