I begin each week by welcoming the children and the volunteers. I usually of 12 in my program and a volunteer for each of them.
I read a book, and then offer an activity based on the book. The children are welcome to participate and complete the activity with their volunteer as well as their reading practice or spend the entire time reading together. Each program is 1 hour in length.
The book for this week:
Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler:
Oh how I love to read this book. I have used it in my Reading Buddies program in two different sessions and its always a hit. Bold colourful illustrations. Rhyming, lyrical text that just begs to be read aloud with a southern twang. After reading I invite the kids to “create” their own recipes and versions of “ugly pie” with their reading partners. We share them out loud together after reading time, and it’s so fun to hear what they come up with. :)
Do you offer a Reading Buddies program or something similar at your library? Tell me about it in the comments section….