Recently, I visited New Brunswick, New Jersey for a school event to commemorate National Read Across America Day.
I wrote about my history with New Brunswick in a previous post – HERE.
There are so many memories about how I began fundamental training in the vicinity that helped catapult my work with women and children years ago.
But this time I was honored to serve by reading to some beautiful 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at an elementary school. They were bright, eager, and ready for the day as I and many other readers shared the gift of literacy.
My choice of book for the seven classes I read to was my latest children’s resource – “Why Should I Be Grateful?” The sessions took our reading further with discussions about bullying, natural disasters, and the impact of COVID-19 in our lives, families, and world.
I was so energized by the students’ enthusiasm to share parts of their lives with me and their classmates.
I must say that this type of interaction with children needs to be the “norm” as the voices of children are amplified and valued for the sake of healthier lives, families, schools, and communities.
Personally, I’m up for the challenge in my own spheres of influence! Are you in?
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
— Matthew 19:14
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