Email your request with the following information:
Contact Info (Name, School Address, Telephone)
Classroom Grade & Size (K-5 only)
** Requests should only be submitted by teachers ** ** Classes should not exceed 30 students **
One of my passions in life is youth literacy. I believe that when children learn to read and love books at an early age, they have a huge advantage in life. Because of this, I would like to do my part by helping kids see how fun reading can be and to encourage them to read every day.
I will be going to schools and community organizations to read to kids and share some of my favorite children's books. If you're a teacher or community organizer and want me to come read to your kids, you can email your request.
Do you have a kid that tells you they hate reading? Well Scholastic has a great article on 10 Non-Book Ways to Get Your Child Reading.
1. Play board games. Scrabble or Boggle are specifically good for building vocabulary and spelling.
2. Collect trading cards. There are card series to appeal to most interests, from sports to space travel, Yu-Gi-Oh! to Beanie Babies.
3. Learn “how to.” Is there something your child would really like to do, such as perform magic tricks or add sequins to her jeans? Encourage her to find out how by reading about it.
4. Get cooking. Invite your child to help you bake a cake or a special meal together. If necessary, simplify and rewrite a recipe's instructions so he can read it to you.
5. Make cards. Have your child make her own cards for holidays, birthdays, party invitations, and thank-yous. Help her write a personal message to each recipient.
CLICK HERE for the rest of the ten from Scholastic.