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Help Provide a Strong Foundation for Families in Your Community

When you host a Prime Time reading program you’re helping children build important early literacy and critical-thinking skills, while engaging families in your community. During a Prime Time program, a storyteller reads a children’s book and then families are guided through discussion to personally connect with literature through open-ended questioning. These programs model strategies for continued family bonding through literature and provide families critical information for continued reading.

 
 

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Prime Time Family

Prime Time Family reading programs are designed to engage 10 to 25 families and their six to 10-year-old children in reading and discussion. Interactive storytelling and group discussion takes place in one 90-minute session per week for six weeks.

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Prime Time Preschool

Prime Time Preschool introduces 10 to 15 families with children ages three to five to the humanities and literature through age-appropriate storytelling, discussion, and literary exploration via center-based play. Interactive story sharing and group discussion takes place in one 90-minute session per week for six weeks.

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In Louisiana

Community organizations within Prime Time’s home state of Louisiana are awarded grants through Prime Time to fund the implementation of reading programs in their communities. Email primetime@leh.org for more information.

Outside Louisiana

Prime Time partners with affiliates across the country to bring Prime Time programs to their communities. These affiliates independently fund and implement Prime Time programming. Please contact the affiliate in your state if you’d like to host a Prime Time program for families in your community.

Spark Box

Prime Time partners with community organizations within Louisiana to distribute Spark Boxes to families.

Spark Boxes are take-home versions of Prime Time reading programs. Each Spark Box contains books to build families’ home libraries, additional learning supplies, and a Grown-Up Guide for caregivers that provides support for discussion and activities to implement Prime Time’s humanities-centered methodology at home. Spark Boxes are made available at no cost to partners and families and distributed twice a year.

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