Ready? Set? Read! The ECE Program kicked off the Atlanta Mayor’s
Summer Reading Club (MSRC) with First Horizon Bank this month!
Each year, ACS joins MSRC, which recommends and shares a free book for all
participating kiddos under 5 and their families. For infants, 2023’s summer
read is Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle. For kiddos from 2-5,
2023’s read is The Curious Cardinal written by Mark Valdez and illustrated by
Nicole Kang Ahn. The benefit of the MSRC is not just free books but its
partnerships with research centers such as Atlanta Speech School. These
centers hold “book club reads” to train teachers in the most effective reading
methods. Reading aloud is essential to early childhood education because it
helps kiddos build language and pre-literacy skills.
Thank you to First Horizon Bank for hosting our MSRC kickoff event!
Volunteers brought the books to life with a read-aloud, arts and crafts, drama
exercises, and other hands-on activities. We can’t wait for our next MSRC
event this summer!