UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO OFFERS “READ TALK PLAY EVERY DAY” KITS AT LOCAL LIBRARIES

Read Talk Play Kits

POCATELLO, ID, January 10, 2023 – United Way of Southeastern Idaho and its regional early learning collaborative now have “Read Talk Play Every Day” kits available to check out at both Portneuf District Library and Marshall Public Library. 

Each Read Talk Play kit, which is designed for pre-kindergarten children ages 3-5, has everything parents need to read, talk and play with their early learner. Available to anyone, each kit comes with two picture books to read with materials to practice retelling the stories, wordless picture books to inspire talking, and toys, magnetic letters and numbers for play. 

 

Read Talk Play Kits

Amanda Bowden, Children’s Librarian at the Portneuf District
Library, stands with a Read Talk Play kit designed for
pre-kindergarten children ages 3-5 now available to check out at
the Portneuf District Library and Marshall Public Library.

 

To check out a kit, parents of early learners just need to be an adult with a library card, which is free and easily accessible. The Portneuf District Library will have 10 Read Talk Play kits in addition to its six other existing Early Literacy Kits centered on individual components of Sing, Talk, Read, Write, and Play. The Marshall Public Library will also have 10 Read Talk Play kits available to check out. 

The “Read Talk Play Everyday" initiative was designed to help parents understand the importance of their role in developing the cognitive, social and emotional skills their children will need to be successful in school and life. The instructions are in the name – read, talk and play with your child every day.  

Everyone across the region is encouraged to wear Read Talk Play shirts in Pocatello-Chubbuck on Thursdays and American
Falls on Wednesdays. 

 

Read Talk Play Kits

These Read Talk Play kits, designed for pre-kindergarten
children ages 3-5, have everything parents need to read, talk
and play with their early learner and are now available to check
out at both Portneuf District Library and Marshall Public Library. 


MEDIA CONTACT
 
Tennille Call, Interim Director of Early Education
United Way of Southeastern Idaho
tennille@unitedwaysei.org
(208) 232-1389