In Baltimore County Toddlers reading program expands to...

Reading Digest

February 20, 2000

In Baltimore County

Toddlers reading program expands to nine libraries

TOWSON -- A program to help prepare toddlers for reading has expanded to nine Baltimore County public libraries, with more than 3,000 children participating.

The program, which some libraries call "Little Wonders," caters to children up to 23 months old, said Bob Hughes, library spokesman. Children who attend the reading groups with their parents listen to stories, sing and dance.

The program is offered at libraries in Arbutus, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Essex, North Point, Parkville, Perry Hall, Towson and White Marsh. Information on times and dates is available at individual library branches.

NIH research psychologist to discuss reading instruction

OWINGS MILLS -- G. Reid Lyon, chief of child development and behavior at the National Institutes of Health, will discuss discoveries in reading development, dyslexia and reading instruction, at a lecture Thursday sponsored by Jemicy School.

Lyon is a research psychologist and author.

The free lecture will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McDonogh School's Burck Performing Arts Center, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills. Information: 410- 653-2700.

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