This year I volunteered for a children’s literacy program called One-to-One Literacy. Once a week I spent two hours at a local elementary school as a literacy tutor for children ages 7-10. Using library books I borrowed from a number of different libraries, the children practiced their reading skills. We also played word games like Concentration or Go Fish! (adapted for literacy).
Watching the children’s reading skills improve as the year progressed was very rewarding. I also gained valuable knowledge on literacy and how to tutor reading. I recommend this program for anyone interested in children and literacy. Training is provided and there are workshops for tutors scheduled throughout the academic year.
Your inveterate bookworm,
PS: Find out more about volunteering with One-to-One HERE.