The Murfreesboro City Schools have started a reading initiative called READ20. It encourages parents to read to their children 20-minutes every day. A unique twist is that once the children are able to read, the roles occasionally reverse and the child reads to parents.
City Schools Director Linda Gilbert invited a cross-section of the community to start a brain-storming session that will hopefully produce ways to make the public more aware of READ20.
Included in the City School's group were several representatives from MTSU, the Linebaugh Library, city council, NAACP, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department, Read to Succeed, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, and WGNS.
Dr. Caresa Dodson, the school's coordinator of Reading and Instructional Interventions, noted that it is crucial to begin when the child is born . . .
As READ20 grows with families here in Murfreesboro, NewsRadio WGNS will keep you informed. In the meantime, check www.readingfoundations.org.