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Georgia holds 'Read Aloud Day'

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal are putting a special emphasis on reading this month.

Tuesday they supported "Georgia Reads Aloud Day."

Susan Harper, the Second Congressional District board member for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, read to students at Albany's Sylvandale Elementary School.

By showing how fun reading can be, Harper is hoping these kids learn to love books.

"I hope that the children will see reading is important. They will learn to love to read. They will try to get people to read to them. To increase their vocabulary because this is they way children learn. Reading and experiencing vocabulary and hearing many, many words," Harper said.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning administers the state's Pre-K program.

 

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