Author Pat Brisson at Union Blvd Oct 2015 007Med ResThanks to a Target literacy grant, Lehigh Valley Children's Centers held a Family Reading Night at two of our early learning centers. A number of Allentown and Bethlehem families met and listened to our special guest author, Pat Brisson, read from her children's books. Mrs. Brisson has published over 20 storybooks and chapter books for children. She shared how a story grows from an idea to a completed book, answered questions from the audience, and autographed copies of her books.

Reading aloud helps foster emerging language and literacy skills in young children. Along with increasing a child's vocabulary, children practice listening. And reading together with a family member makes a great bonding activity to instill a lifelong love of reading.

Author Pat Brisson at Union Blvd Oct 2015 002Med ResThe children and their families worked together to create their very own storybook. 

Meet the Author Pat Brisson 001Med resEvery preschooler that attended received an autographed copy of Mrs. Brisson's book.