December Family Reading Project

Family Reading Project December 2022

Give a Reading Gift Project

With your family, find a way to do reading community service! Read to someone who can't read, read to someone to make them feel better. Read with someone who needs help. Read to a younger sibling for pleasure. Take a photo of you "gifting" reading to someone else, post it on instagram, and tag us @PS15m.

Did you know?

Community service is one of the best ways to teach your child the value of empathy. Not only does volunteering show kids kindness, compassion and selflessness, but it can also teach them a variety of life skills as well. Older children often build confidence and critical literacy skills when they read to a younger sibling, according to Karen Baicker, executive director of the Yale Child Study Center-Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience. “By taking the lead with reading books, older kids will likely feel admiration and respect from their younger sibling,” says Baicker. “And by spending time reading a book that’s perhaps ‘too young’ for them, they’ll be able to practice learning fluency on easier books.” This is one of many steps you can take to improve your child's reading fluency.