Pam Bacot with Reach Out and Read Carolinas spoke to WFMY about the importance of reading to young children and offered tips on making story time more fun for children and their parents. She also offers advice on how to pick out the perfect books for children. The segment can be seen here.
Shelli Scott, the youth program specialist with the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, talked to the Good Morning Show about the importance of play in the growth and development of young children. She also provides suggestions on easy ways parents can play and interact with babies to help stimulate their minds and bodies. The segment can be seen here.
Dr. Kelly Graves with the Kellin Foundation spoke to WFMY about how to identify signs of stress in babies and toddlers. She also talked about ways parents can help children Maximize Love, Manage Stress. The segment can be seen here.
Janet Howard, program director for “Bringing Out the Best” and a member of The Basics advisory committee spoke with WFMY about the rapid pace of brain growth before age 3 and the importance of everyday interactions to help children learn during that time. She also talked about creating and maintaining a routine to help children Maximize Love, Manage Stress during uncertain times, like the COVID-19 pandemic. The segment can be seen here.
Gillian Goodman, the lower school director for Greensboro Day School spoke to WFMY about how parents and caregivers can Talk, Sing and Point with their children to help with early language development. The segment can be seen here.
Heather Adams, the director of engagement & literacy initiatives with Ready for School, Ready for Life, was interviewed by WFMY’s The Good Morning Show. She spoke about how parents and caregivers can use The Basic Read and Discuss Stories with their children to help develop early language skills and a love of learning. The segment can be seen here.
Dr. Christine Murray, director of the UNC Greensboro Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships,spoke with WFMY about why parents may be feeling stressed during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the warning signs of burnout. She also talked about how parents can use The Basic “Maximize Love, Manage Stress” to help them cope. The segment can be seen here.
GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Greensboro Television Network aired The Basics Guilford launch event. The segment highlighted Susan Schwartz, executive director of The Cemala Foundation, Scott Kinsey, president and CEO of Kindermusik International and Adriana Adams, early literacy implementation manager at Ready for School, Ready for Life.
Each speaker conveyed the importance of implementing The Basics in Guilford County.
“We’re bringing the Basics to Guilford County because it is the perfect complement to the vast array of work that is already being done in our community,” Kinsey said.