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Parent Workshop: How to Teach Your Child to Read

On November 8th, join First 8 Memphis for our Parent Speaker Series Workshop: How to Teach Your Child To Read. Parents/guardians with children ages 0-5 will learn:

  • reading “talking tips,”
  • the meaning of words, and
  • Read-n-Ready phonics!

First 8 Memphis is thrilled to welcome friends, Dr. Deborah Reed, Director of Tennessee Reading Research Center, Sonja Randall, LENA Coordinator at the University of Memphis, and Read-n-Ready Advocate Grandma Joyce to discuss early literacy skills and give real-time presentations on methods of teaching children phonics.


LIMITED, FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE, access the following link to reserve your child(ren) a spot:



  • Date: November 8, 2023
  • Time: 5:30-7:30 pm CST
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Crosstown Theater (located inside Crosstown Concourse)1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

Language Accommodations: ESL and ASL accommodations will be made.

If you have any questions or need additional accomodations, please email us at

The First 8 Years Speaker Series launched in 2021 to help increase awareness about the importance of early learning and provide valuable tools and insights that educators and advocates can use to improve outcomes for children. This series brings local, regional, and national experts together to discuss important themes, research, and cutting-edge early childhood topics, and provide unique context on their place in the Memphis community.

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Nov 08 2023


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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Crosstown Theater
1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
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