KMZU’s Sandi Wilson spoke with Megan Trigg, a teacher who is assisting with leading discussions at the Higginsville Library, about Family Literacy Night.

Megan Trigg

When it comes to young children who are of preschool age, it is important to try to include learning in daily activities. Even simple things like coloring and reiterating what color the child is using can have a positive and lasting impact on their learning comprehension.

Another important topic is reading. Introducing simple books, such as rhyming books, to infants and toddlers can help them develop an interest in books as they get older and learn that knowledge comes from reading.

There are two more family literacy nights in Higginsville: one on August 12th and the final is on August 19th. During these free informational sessions, parents will learn skills to help their young children adapt and gain an appreciation for literature.

Megan Trigg is a teacher who is helping lead these discussions and she says the introduction techniques being presented are very simple, yet effective. Each session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will include a meal for those who attend. Families can also take home a copy of the book that is featured during the session.

For more information you can go to the Higginsville Library webpage.