Literacy fans of all ages in Dr. Seuss costumes turned out for the University of La Verne’s 8th annual Family Literacy and Math Conference February 23, 2013, chaired by professors from the Department of Education & Teacher Development including Marga Madhuri, Cindy Cary and Andy Steck.
More than 150 parents, children and volunteers participated in the event, which featured presentations for families in math and literacy, with fun ideas for practicing these important skils in the home. Families from Pomona, Ontario-Montclair, Claremont and Bonita school districts were in attendance.
The day’s festivities began with a parade of children dressed in Dr. Seuss costumes and hats (courtesy of the Rosemont Middle School group from the Glendale Unified School District). Rosemont also donated books and pajamas that were given to the first 25 families that registered for the event.
Along with the morning parade, the day included workshops in literacy and math, snacks, a magic show, lunch and a variety of activities. Presenters included La Verne faculty, teachers from Children’s School at Claremont McKenna, and students in the La Verne Child Development Master’s, the Reading Master’s, Teacher Education and Liberal Studies programs.
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