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KLO Celebrates Its First Bilingual Resource Day!

KLO Celebrates Its First Bilingual Resource Day!
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On December 20th, the KLO community held its first Bilingual Resource Day. Families were given the opportunity to learn about an abundance of language learning resources available through the school and city. The program, organized and presented by Bonnie Steyer, focused on the benefits of bilingualism and ways to promote literacy development at home. Members of the Community Engagement Team from the Department of Human Services as well as staff from the Pathways to Family Success Program attended and supported the successful event through their outreach, insight, and resources. The event also featured a wealth of literature and online resources from the Cambridge Public Library.

bilingual_resource_day_2014_content.pngIn addition, families were able to check out books for the first time from the new Kennedy-Longfellow Bilingual Children’s Library. Through the generosity and support of the Cambridge Rotary Club, Ms. Steyer recently purchased over 120 children’s books in over 20 languages. Children at the Kennedy-Longfellow can now check out books in their home language and read with their families. 

The Bilingual Resource Day truly honored and celebrated the rich linguistic diversity present at the Kennedy-Longfellow School!

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For more information regarding the KLO Bilingual Children’s Library, please contact Bonnie Steyer.