Boone Co., partner agency offering free learning app aimed at young children, giving parents daily tips on early childhood development

Community Press & Recorder, Fort Mitchell, July 11, 2016

Free App encourages young Boone learners
by Sarah Brookbank

United Way Success By 6 and Boone County Public Schools are providing parents and caregivers of young children with a new way to encourage learning.

Ready Rosie is a free interactive app for caregivers of children 6 and younger. Ready Rosie sends a daily two-minute video to caregivers in English and Spanish to demonstrate learning activities. The app gives parents and caregivers new strategies to make sure every child is ready for school and learning.

Beginning July 1, Boone County families and caregivers can register to receive daily messages.

“We know early learning and academic success start years before children reach a classroom,” Kathleen Reutman Bryant, executive director of student services, said in a statement. “Boone County is taking an innovative approach to reach all families of young children with this early learning tool. Our parents will be given ideas for learning opportunities everywhere they go.”

This service is available free to Boone County School District parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, day care professionals, older siblings – anyone who interacts with a child from infant to 6 years old and is looking for great ideas that inspire learning and development.

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