Hopa Mountain’s StoryMakers Program
Working through rural and tribal Community Teams, Hopa Mountain’s StoryMakers program provides parents of children ages 0-5 with high-quality books and early learning resources to support them as they read, sing, and talk positively with their children every day.
Hopa Mountain’s StoryMakers program offers:
High-quality, age- and culturally appropriate children’s books as tools to enhance children’s social, emotional and cognitive development.
Child development information and book-sharing ideas.
Personal encouragement for parents and caregivers as they support their children’s learning and healthy habits every day.
A growing body of research confirms that a strong early-learning home environment predicts children’s success in school. Success in school strongly predicts health and economic self-sufficiency in adulthood.
When parents speak and read to babies, toddlers or preschoolers, they build a steady, loving relationship with their child and promote healthy brain development.
In healthy home environments, early-learned skills and competencies, particularly relating to language, build upon and reinforce one another, leading to a spiral of broader and stronger skills and competencies and greater chances for future success.