Bringing Families Together With the Transformative Power of Story
Humanities Washington utilizes the Prime Time Family Reading curriculum, a program that uses reading, storytelling and discussion to explore the cultural and ethical themes presented in children’s literature. Prime Time emphasizes the importance of families reading together and creates long-term library users.
Programs are delivered in partnership with educators and libraries throughout the state and primarily serve at-risk children and families. In 2013, we put on Prime Time series in Port Townsend, Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.
The Prime Time Family Reading curriculum was developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Since 1996, Humanities Washington has provided transformative family reading programs especially designed to help low-income families and those who speak English as a second language. Through Family Reading, Humanities Washington has distributed more than 118,000 books to children, parent and teachers and positively impacted the lives more than 110,000 children and family members. The program produces extraordinary results of lasting value, enabling parents and children – through the power of books and language – to discover more about themselves, their families and their communities.
For more information on the Prime Time program, contact Ellen Terry at (206) 682-1770 x101 or by email.