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Celebrating Literacy at The Malvern School!

At The Malvern School, we dedicate ourselves to care and nurture our children in many different ways. One of those is a strong focus on literacy. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, children who are read to have a considerable advantage over children who are not. Not only are children who are read to three-four times per week more likely to recognize the alphabet at a young age, but they also are more likely to count to 20, write their own names, and read or pretend to read.

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Our friends at Richboro, Collegeville and King of Prussia enjoy Mrs. Bush’s Story Time

One of the most influential and well-known champions for literacy in America is former First Lady Barbara Bush. During her time in the White House, she dedicated much of her time to support literacy through many initiatives – one of them was Mrs. Bush’s Story Time, a radio show that featured Mrs. Bush and a host of well-known celebrities reading some of the nation’s best-loved children books. More than one million Americans tuned into the show.

Today, The Malvern School continues Mrs. Bush’s legacy by celebrating her dedication to the education of our children by hosting several Mrs. Bush’s Story Times at our schools throughout the year. Our most recent Story Time featured the book, The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. The book tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. When he is called upon to fight, he sits in the ring, refuses to fight and smells all the beautiful flowers from the hats of the women in the stands. He peacefully returns to the pasture to live his life smelling flowers. The story focuses on teaching compassion and empathy with the theme of happiness. We hope our children enjoy this book as much as we do!

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