Scan these over: Fewer than 33 percent of America’s parents read to their nine-month-old children. Fewer than 39 percent read to their four-year-old children. Fewer than 28 percent remember to tell their child a story on a regular basis. Those statistics seem staggering, but the reality is that busy parents don’t necessarily have the time to come up with daily literacy-based activities for their children. That’s where Pocket Literacy Coach comes in. Pocket Literacy Coach is an innovative mobile learning system designed to coach parents on how to support their child’s learning outside of the classroom. The system delivers daily text messages to cell phones with a short learning activity that parents use with their children to build their reading, math and learning skills. Research has proven that using educational text messages not only enhances parental involvement, but also helps parents make their children better readers. Created by literacy expert Dr. Chris Drew, the Pocket Literacy Coach system is an easy, affordable and convenient support program designed with the everyday parent in mind. Based on research and years of experience, each mini-lesson is designed by Ph.D. literacy scholar Drew and team of expert teachers. Look for a more in-depth interview with EdTech Digest coming soon; for now, read all about it here: Pocket Literacy Coach
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