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Parents learn Prime Time Techniques at Workshop

July 1, 2024

Parents and caregivers learned skills to help them implement Prime Time techniques at home with their children during Prime Time’s recent HomeRoom@Home workshop.

HomeRoom@Home seeks to build confidence in parents and caregivers as their child’s first and most important educator. Parents and children did activities together, and then seperately so that parents and caregivers could do a deep dive into topics such as using open-ended questions to spark deep discussions, vocabulary and language skills, and bonding and social development – all from reading children’s books together.

HomeRoom@Home grew out of Prime Time’s workshop for educators, HomeRoom, to support parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time is was held in person. The program involves both children and their grown-ups in the exchange of ideas to help build early critical-thinking skills, literacy and the foundation for a love of learning.

Each family also went home with a Prime Time Box containing a set of Prime Time-approved children’s books, activity supplies, and a Grown-up Guide, which guides adults through discussion of each of the books with their child.

HomeRoom@Home was brought to New Orleans area families through the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.