HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Learning to read is an important building block that directly relates to a child's ability to function successfully and thrive in society. This concept is what pushed W.H. Jones Head Start Center in Hattiesburg to hold their first Literacy Fair.
The fair is used to show kids that education can be fun by engaging the students in the learning process.
Parents and teachers were encouraged to participate in activities such as storytelling, arts and crafts, and games that helps defining motor skills.
The children had their picture taken and were able to make a frame for the photo.
Assistant Director Elias Lover said the participation in the Literacy Fair was a success.
“I'm ecstatic about the excitement that the children had; the parents came out in great support, they were excited; the teachers grabbed a hold of the idea, wrapped around it and they made it as successful as it is and without them it wouldn't have been the success that it is,” Lover said.
The center is planning on a Community Helpers Day for 2015 where they will invite local firefighters, policemen and deputy sheriffs to the school to meet the children and parents.