Readers to Leaders
A reading enrichment program for Pre-K students
What better way to turn love into action than to create love – a love of reading that is! As Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places youll go.”
Our Readers to Leaders program is currently focused on visits to the Pre- K classroom at Our Lady Help of Christians school in East Orange, NJ. We call this group the”Bookworm Bunch!” The goal is simple: to work together to help each child love reading. Reading and listening to a story open up new worlds, help develop the brain, and increase focus and other important skills. While skills are important, the best thing about sharing stories or books is the fun you can have together.
We visit the classroom once a month and read a book, discuss the theme, sing songs and move around, and then work on a craft related to the book/theme. We provide a healthy snack and give each child a book of their own to bring home. This fulfills our secondary goal of helping to build a home library for each child.
We are planning to expand our Readers to Leaders program to the Kindergarten class at OLHC in 2020.