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Monday, October 3, 2016

Assemblymember Chris Holden to Read to Young Children at Altadena Library

Assemblymember Chris Holden, representing the 41st District, will be reading to young children at the Altadena Library (600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena CA) on Thursday, October 13 at 11:00 am. All are invited to this free event. This special guest appearance is part of First 5 California’s Official Reading Tour of Talk. Read. Sing. It changes everything® campaign.

Parents and caregivers are invited along with their young children to this engaging event to learn and to discuss how important it is to talk, read and sing with children beginning at birth. The first three years of life are particularly critical for mental stimulation. Talking, reading, and singing with young children helps billions of neurons make stronger, critical connections inside the brain. “The importance of reading and other types of verbal engagement, particularly during early years, can set our children on a life trajectory for success,” said George Halvorson, Chair, First 5 Commission.

Assemblymember Holden brings a lifetime of experience in public service and business garnered during his many years on the Pasadena City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority to the legislature. He was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2012, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2014 from a district that stretches from Pasadena in the West to Upland in the East and includes the communities of Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena.

As the father of five, Assemblymember Holden is an avid supporter of the importance of reading to young children. He participated in Read Across America last year and enjoyed reading and talking to preschool students.

First 5 California funds programs that educate parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers about the critical role they play during a child’s first five years. Visit First5California.com for more information.

 

 

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