Public Service Announcement Scripts

Hello. I'm _______________________. Studies show that having poor literacy skills is strongly related to unemployment, poverty, and crime. About forty three percent of those with the lowest literacy skills live in poverty, and seventy percent of the prison population have poor reading skills. So read to your pre-schooler today: You will be helping them develop language and literacy skills that will last a lifetime. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. Studies show that children who start Kindergarten without basic language and literacy skills have difficulty learning to read, and they continue to experience reading problems throughout school. Give your child a head-start: read to them. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. Experts used to think that children only began to learn to read and write when they entered school. But studies show that children develop literacy related abilities beginning in infancy. The foundation for literacy skills is set during the preschool years, and it is during this time that young children develop the skills that will help them be successful throughout their lives. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. Research shows that children who attend preschools that include language and reading activities are less likely to repeat a grade in school. So read to your little pre-schooler: you'll be making a difference in their life. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. Did you know that only one third of those aged three to five years have visited a library with a family member in the last month? So take your loved one to the local library. When you open a book, you open a world of possibilities. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. Studies show that children who are read to three or more times a week are twice as likely to be able to recognize all the letters of the alphabet, count to twenty, and write their name, than children who are not read to. Helping your child build literacy skills sets the stage for success. So make a difference: read a book with your child. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. A recent study found that children who are read to at least three times a week are almost twice as likely to score in the top twenty five percent in reading skills than those who were read to less than three times a week. Make a difference: read a book with your loved one. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. A recent study by the US Department of Education found that eighty-eight percent of children who were deficient in word recognition skills in first grade were poor readers in the fourth grade. Give your child a head-start - read to them. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. Did you know that children with poor literacy skills are more likely to drop out of high school. They are also more likely to live in poverty, and spend time in prison. Help establish a foundation of success for your child: read to them. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Hello. I'm _______________________. Remember, spending only a few minutes of reading time with your child is okay - don't worry about finishing the story. Young children often can only sit for a few minutes anyway. But as they grow, they will be able to sit longer. So take a few moments to read with your child. When you open a book, you open a mind. Join me in participating in the Michigan Reads! One State One Preschool Book program, April 18th through the 30th, a part of the Project Great Start. For information, visit www.michigan.gov/michiganreads or contact your local library.

Updated 03/15/2004