Early Literacy: Books Build Better Brains

  • 1525 Howe Street
  • Racine, WI

Join us for this program on the impact that early literacy has on a child. Keynote speaker Dr. Dipesh Navsaria will discuss the critical importance of the first thousand days of life and the key role human relationships and interactions play during this time period.

Studies about literacy development will be presented, along with the effect literacy has on early brain and child development.

Dr. Navsaria is a pediatrician, public health professional, an occasional children’s librarian and a child health advocate. He is the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, and the founder and director of the Pediatric Early Literacy Projects at the University of Wisconsin. His focus on child development helps prepare children to become mentally and physically healthy adults.

This early literacy presentation will provide an opportunity for the audience to gain knowledge about positive steps one can take to support children and their mental wellness. There will be time for Q&A during Dr. Navsaria’s presentation.


  • September 26, 2017
  • Location: 1525 Howe Street, SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theater, WI
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: free
Early Literacy: Books Build Better Brains