Letters are Characters is a unique company with an important vision. Our goal is to bridge the gap between reading science and instruction while simultaneously creating networks of empowered parents/caregivers, librarians, administrators and early educators. Working together and creating synergies will enable us to create community solutions to the current reading crisis that exists in the United States. Our programs are play-based and fun.
The mission of Letters are Characters is to protect children from reading struggles/failure and overcome the current reading crisis that we are facing in the United States - one in five readers will struggle and most won't receive intervention until later than ideal. This is painful for children and their families. Two-thirds of 4th graders are not reaching literacy benchmarks. In underserved areas, that number climbs to 80%.
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HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR GOALS
To that end, Letters are Characters offers expert talks, materials and programs that empower parents, librarians, administrators and educators to make a difference and work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children. Coupled with this, is a play-based, multisensory fun program to get kids reading joyfully. The program is multisensory and honors all learning styles.
"Too often, we see otherwise bright, capable children's self-esteem and enthusiasm for learning plummet because they lag behind their peers in their acquisition of early reading skills. In Letters Are Characters, Dr. Wilcox Ugurlu has brought her unique perspective as scientist, educator, and parent to create a playful, compassionate, and well-informed program for parents to help their children begin to build critical reading readiness skills." --Paul B. Yellin, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine, Director, The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education.
Join the Letters are Characters community to help ensure that children learning to read succeed and that together we overcome the American reading crisis one child, one community, at a time.