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Thanks to Clothes Less Traveled
for Their Generous Donation

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is greatly appreciative of Clothes Less Traveled for their generous donation. These funds will enable Ferst Foundation to register 200 additional children here in Fayette County.

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is a non-profit foundation which “Provides books to Georgia preschool children to prepare them for reading and learning success.”

The books are mailed every month to each child in our program free of charge between birth and five years of age. Ferst Foundation hopes to instill a life long love of reading, and afford a chance for success in school.

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Pediatrics Group to Recommend
Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

The New York Times: In between dispensing advice on breast-feeding and immunizations, doctors will tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth, under a new policy that the American Academy of Pediatrics will announce on Tuesday.

With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the group, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.

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Ferst Readers Program

NOW any child under 5 can be a part of the Ferst literacy program!
FERST READERS will receive up to 60 books!

Through the Ferst Readers program, children outside of our participating areas - anywhere in the US, in fact - can be a part of this exceptional literacy program with an impressive track record.

Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, friends can give a truly meaningful gift to that special child! Imagine your gift arriving by mail, addressed to the child, every month - up to 5 years! And beyond that, it lays the foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading.

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