Cambridge-Isanti teachers sponsor “Books for Babies”

Cambridge-Isanti teachers are again sponsoring a literacy project called “Books for Babies.”

Parents Andrew and Elizabeth, with their newborn, Brayden.

Parents Andrew and Elizabeth, with their newborn, Brayden.

Each newborn at Cambridge Medical Center receives a new book from the teachers. Education Cambridge-Isanti (the teachers’ professional organization) gives between 500-600 books annually to the babies.

Education Cambridge-Isanti also recognizes the first baby born on the first day of school.

Brayden Dewey was born Sept. 3, 2013 on the first day of school. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Brayden, along with his parents Elizabeth and Andrew, live in Cambridge.  He received a new book and a $25 gift certificate to Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge. The book and gift certificate were presented to them by Education Cambridge-Isanti co-president Jim Godfrey.

The teachers encourage parents to read with their children daily beginning at birth. The link between language development in young children is directly related to the number of hours a child has been read to, talked to and played with. To all parents: enjoy, love and read to your new baby.

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