One of the things I enjoyed most about being an elected official was being asked to read to kids as part of various reading programs. The way a child's eyes light up when you engage them in such a way is priceless.
So when the 'Let's Read - You and Me' initiative contacted me to join them in reading to pre-schoolers, I enthusiatically said YES!
This is an early reading initiative geared toward teaching young children and their caregivers the importance of reading. The kickoff week begins Nov. 12th with Barnyard Banter by local author Denise Fleming. It's sponsored by United Way of Toledo and NBC24.
So far, I'll be reading to kids at Toddler Tech Child Care Center and the Head Start at Jefferson Center. Volunteers are still needed and I hope you'll join me. To sign up, click here!