Rocking Readers Program Brings BooksTo Life For Fort Washington Kindergarteners
P-FWUMC’S Rocking Readers program is enjoying its fifth year of partnership with Fort Washington Forest Elementary School. The program pairs volunteer readers from the church with kindergarten students in a one-on-one reading experience. In the comfort of a large and a small rocker, the two readers share the fun of exploring new books, with stories about Pete the Cat, make-believe pirates, animal races through the jungle, a wide-awake chicken, even “crayons that quit.” Over the course of a school year, each of the approximately 50 students in the two kindergarten classes comes to Rocking Readers several times. Friendships and trust are developed as each child has the exclusive attention of a caring adult . Today when we encounter fourth graders, who still remember their year with us, they smile and greet each of us with “Hi, Rocking Reader!” We remember, too. Additional readers are always needed and welcomed. Contact Ann Walker for information.
To view the Rocking Readers photo gallery, click here.