Reading to Kids would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to read on September 10th! Here are just some of the inspiring comments from our volunteers:
A third-grader attending for the first time told me as we were leaving "this is the best day of my life!"
- Margaret Gillespie, reader at Esperanza Elementary Grade 3
I overheard a comment from one of the kids from my group as I was leaving saying, "THAT WAS SOOO MUCH FUN!" :)
-Joshua Boehm , reader at Los Angeles Elementary Grade 2
I enjoyed every minute of it. It's nice to spend time with the kids but also nice to spend time with other adults who enjoy reading to kids. Very nice atmosphere.
My kids really enjoyed learning about using your imagination. After reading a book about a boy who gave fanciful excuses for being late to school, we came up with some of our own reasons for delay. But what really brought smiles to everyones' faces was the impromptu imaginary tea party on the rug in the classroom. We blew on the tea when it was too hot, reached for treats that each child dreamed up (donuts! sugar cookies with sprinkles!), and ate them licking out lips. It was a great moment of fun and learning!
-Heather Polubinski , reader at Los Angeles Elementary Grade 2
I loved reading as a child -- particularly out loud. So when my friend invited me to get involved with Reading to Kids, I didn't hesitate for a second. Any opportunity to join an organization that enhances a child's love of reading and imagination was one I wanted to be a part of. At this month's club, a little girl gave me a small drawing she'd made. When she did, she told me, "I just have some really excited feelings right now. I wanted to give you this because you helped me have those excited feelings." The inner child in me beamed with happiness because I knew that I'd shared that same love of reading with her that I had when I was her age. I can't wait for next month's club.
-Marcie Mayhorn, reader from Esperanza Elementary Grade 1
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