And I was a frog while giving away all those books.
And my friend Tracy was a fish.
And we had fun. Lots of fun!
We helped with RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), which is a government sponsored literacy program whose mission is to: "To motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8."
Like I said, Tracy and I were pond creatures in honor of the two books we selected to read to the kiddos.
And we brought a couple pet fishes to cheer us on...
And a frog to boot!
The kids loved them.
And of course we invited the kiddos to sit on our lilypad in the pond. Wouldn't you if you were a frog or a fish??
We read to nine different classes from Kindergarten to Third grade.
Then the kids were allowed to pick out a book to take home and keep. The homework we gave them? To read, read, read! :)
Swedish fish were enjoyed by all...
I hope we helped get these kiddos excited for reading. As I always say, "Read more, Less TV!!".
Here are a few pictures I took last week while selecting books from the RIF room. And this room? It put a big smile on my face. What a wonderfully enriching program for children.
Thanks, Tracy, for inviting me to be a part of such an important program! I loved every minute of it.