Beyond the School Day
Early literacy expert Dr. Nell Duke states that “parents need to be instructed on ways they can enhance their child’s literacy skills” to extend learning beyond the classroom. SAReads supports parents and guardians to enhance home learning environments for their children. SAReads and community partners, such as the San Antonio Botanical Garden and the San Antonio Book Festival, offer learning enhancement experiences and celebrations for children who do not have access to these opportunities. SAReads and the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade host an End-of-School Celebration to celebrate students' academic achievement. Home learning and enrichment experiences support classroom learning to help children reading proficiently.