Scene 4

A day after the first session — the mother is talking to her friend.

Mother 2 — How did it go at the family thing?

Mother 1 — It was a lot of fun. Charlie really liked it — and he liked being with the other kids. They taught us some really neat songs and gave us activity cards that have different ideas that I can do at home with Charlie.

Mother 2 — How many people were there?

Mother 1 — There were six moms and their kids. Family literacy is a lot more than just reading. It could be about singing, baking together, or sewing, or even doing traditional on-the-land activities.

Mother 2 — Are you going to go again?

Mother 1 — Charlie really liked it. Will you come with me? They said they have room for a couple of more parents.

Mother 1 — They give you a ride to the program.

Mother 2 — Ah sure — I'll try it.