Reading Readiness Camp (Ages 4-6)
Reading Readiness Camp is designed to promote language and early literacy skills in children ages pre-K through first grade. With the guidance of two Speech-Language Pathologists, campers will engage in song, play, art, and rhythm and movement activities that target foundational skills such as vocabulary development, sound awareness, blending sounds together to make words, rhyming, and recognizing letters. This week-long camp will be offered in two separate sessions (morning and afternoon) to allow for small group sizes and individualized help. Each camper will be provided with materials that support caregivers in helping their children practice learned skills at home.
This camp will be suited for children who:
- were late to start talking and have difficulty learning new words
- leave out small words in sentences (e.g., "I going to park.")
- don't recognize any alphabet letters
- have difficulty drawing shapes that look like letters
- have difficulty rhyming
- can’t repeat at least parts of nursery rhymes.
- can’t tell you the actions happening in a picture book (e.g., running, jumping, eating)
- can't tell the difference between the front and back of the book, or don't know how to hold it the right way up
- can’t name simple things in books
- struggle to read at school and would benefit from small group, intensive instruction before school starts
Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018
Morning camp: 9:00 a.m.- noon
Afternoon camp: 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $350 until July 1, 2018 / $450 after July 1, 2018
Lunches will not be provided. Parents are encouraged to pack a small snack for their child each day. Water will be provided.
Each session will have a maximum of 6 children. If fewer than 2 children are signed up for a group, that group will be cancelled.
Please note that children who require frequent behavioral redirection, have difficulties with attention, show aggression toward peers, or need constant supervision to participate in an activity will likely not benefit from this camp.