Reading Programs

Reading is a key skill in lifetime learning and development. At LHCS we encourage reading in a variety of ways including Strong Start and the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading.

You can learn more about these programs below and by contacting LHCS at anytime.

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Strong Start

Students in the lower primary grades are eligible for one-on-one reading assistance through the Strong Start program.  Volunteers spend time working with students on letters and sounds to build up their pre-reading skills. The Strong Start program was developed in Waterloo Region through a charitable foundation in 2001 and has spread to other regions of Ontario as well. This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19.

Forest of Reading

Forest of Reading is a program from the Ontario Library Association designed to cultivate a love of reading. LHCS participates in the Blue Spruce (K-2) level.  The program culminates with a special event for those who have chosen to participate.

You can learn more about the Forest of Reading program by visiting the Ontario Library Association website.