Osceola Reads Blog

¡Libros Gratuitos para los Niños de la Florida!

¡Tenemos buenas noticias para nuestra familia de Osceola Reads y los niños de los grados K-5 de todo el estado! El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes de Florida, Chris Sprowls, pidió a la Cámara de Representantes de Florida que 
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Best Books to Read Over Spring Break

Spring is in the air, and so is our Spring Break Reading Challenge! Our little readers may have a break from school right now, but it’s the perfect reading time and a chance to read some of our favorite books 
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Free Books for Florida Children!

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We have great news for our Osceola Reads family and children in grades K-5 from all over the state! Speaker Chris Sprowls challenged the Florida House of Representatives to ensure every child has the tools, including free books, they need 
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We’re Celebrating Black History Month All Month Long

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Black History Month is celebrated in February of every year and is an excellent opportunity to educate our children on history, social studies, and modern politics.  Osceola Reads celebrated Black History Month by featuring some of our favorite Black authors 
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5 Books About Being Thankful from Osceola Reads

Thankful, grateful, appreciative. No matter which word you use to show gratitude, we know that it is important to teach this lesson to children at a young age. This is often one of the phrases we teach our children, sometimes 
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City of St. Cloud Installs a New Mobile Reading Station for the Littlest Learners

St. Cloud, FL (November 12, 2020) – The City of St. Cloud has sponsored a technology station supporting the Osceola Reads program, a countywide literacy initiative that offers the Footsteps2Brilliance reading app to all Osceola County children at no cost. 
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6 Lifelong Benefits of Learning to Read Early

There are several benefits of learning to read early including: Ability to sight-read anything Improved reading speed Second language learning A better understanding of music Advanced communication skills Love of learning As parents, we tend to expect that our kids 
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Why Having Books in Your Home is Vital to Your Child’s Reading Success

While you may have heard that having books in your home is important, it may not be obvious why this can make a real difference in your child’s life.   Studies show that the presence of books leads to higher 
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Virtual VPK Resources from Osceola Reads

  What does every parent have in common? They want their child to be successful. One of the best ways to set your little one up for success is to practice early literacy skills with them in the years before kindergarten. Below, 
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Introduces a New Technology Table to the Community

Kissimmee, FL (September 11, 2020) – Sheriff Russ Gibson and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office have sponsored a technology station to support the Osceola Reads program, a countywide literacy initiative that offers the Footsteps2B rilliance reading app, as well as 
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