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Helping Moms Be Moms

May 5, 2022 | By Benay Hicks Book Harvest believes that parents are superheroes and their child’s first brain builders. To help parents do what they do best, we work remove ALL obstacles to literacy for children in our midst, beginning in the ordinary and informal settings that characterize our neighborhoods and starting with families …

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All About Counting: Activity and Engagement List

April 28, 2022 Today’s blog post was creating using materials from Talking is Teaching, a campaign of Too Small to Fail. Children begin to develop an understanding of math even before they can say number words out loud. Once they begin to say number words, they can begin to match the words to set size …

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Building Bookshelves

April 21, 2022 Book Harvest is committed to working alongside parents by ensuring they have spaces to make their voices heard — including seats on our Board of Directors and various committees — and by partnering with them to help the organization grow. The majority of the parents who work alongside Book Harvest are current …

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Full Circle Coaching

April 14, 2022 | By Benay Hicks This is a story of two Book Harvest employees and how they have coached each other as moms and education professionals. Meet Alisa Alisa and her son, Zachary (age 4), have been part of the Book Babies program since Zachary was born. Book Babies is Book Harvest’s literacy …

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Barber Shop Bookshelf

April 7, 2022 | Benay Hicks Book Harvest took a journey southeast! You can now find a bookshelf brimming with culturally inclusive children’s books at Jimmy’s Barber & Beauty Salon in Whiteville, NC, a town of just 5,000 people in Columbus County. Jimmy’s Barber Shop was founded by Mr. Jimmy Clarida in 1992. The bright …

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The Value of Children’s Savings Accounts

March 31, 2022 On Tuesday, March 29, Book Harvest’s Founder and CEO, Ginger Young, moderated a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Webinar entitled “Children’s Savings Accounts: Building Wealth, Aspirations & Prosperity for Children & Families.” Presenters and commentators addressed research in the field of Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs), which shows that having a savings account from …

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