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Fabuloso Friday-The Wonder of Reading

Submitted by on January 29, 2010 - 11:30 am

My son is now 16 months old and running all over the place. When I am able to get him to sit down for a few moments I love reading a book to him. Of course, right now it’s more about turning pages than hearing the entire story, however. Reading to him today I was reminded of when I used to volunteer for The Wonder of Reading, an organization here in Los Angeles. The Wonder of Reading pairs up volunteers with students that would benefit from some private time in the library, reading with an adult. Sometimes I would read to my student, Scott, and other times he would read to me. Or I might read a page and he might read one. I read with Scott through his 2nd and 3rd grade years, until he moved and switched to another school I really enjoyed that hour every week. It was so nice to be back in an elementary school. It kept me in touch with the simple things, (you know carton milk and pizza Fridays. LOL). No seriously, I really enjoyed that time.

The Wonder of Reading is an amazing organization. If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to volunteer, or if you live elsewhere and would like to support the work of The Wonder of Reading please Click Here.

Is there an organization like this where you live? If so, We’d love to hear about it. Tell us more, below.

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