This afternoon a child asked his educators, “can I read this to everyone?” as he held up a book in his hand. Knowing how important relationship building and mentorship is in the program, we respond “of course!”. At first, it appeared that he felt nervous to get the children together by himself but with encouragement he gathered 8-10 children in a circle in the middle of the gym.
The children were engaged and listening to the older child read the book “Ice Cream Soup” and 2 other stories for around 30 minutes!
This was a wonderful experience to observe and we are excited to see if this child will plan to continue reading to his younger peers again.
Hailee King RECE
Cassandra Sheedy Early Childhood Educator