Kids Need To Read
Kids need to read. Never a truer statement was made. In my “past life” I was a elementary school teacher. One of the many things teaching gave me is a profound insight on how children learn, interpret and acquire language. The language a child learns enables him/her to explore all different aspects of themselves and the world around them. When you think about it, the most successful people are the ones who are best able to be in command of words, whether they are writing, speaking or interpreting information.
Reading is not something a child learns by osmosis. It is a skill that is taught, for some children it is a skill picked up early on and quickly, for others it is more difficult. In either case children of all ages need constant exposure to all different types of literature.
When I was approached by the organization Kids Need To Read Foundation, my partner and I did not hesitate to support them. KNTR is an all volunteer group that was formed by children’s author PJ Haarsma and actor Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Serenity).
The goal of the KNTR foundation is to place as many books as possible in the hands of as many children as possible – thousands of books to libraries and schools have already been handed out. To furnish a new generation with the power to be found in the written word.
Browncoats are known among Sci Fi fans for persistence, organization and most of all for their big hearts. They are a passionate bunch and while they will always be dedicated to Joss Whedon, Firefly and Nathan Fillion (though not necessarily in that particular order) they are generally quite literate and have worked very hard to raise money for worthy causes. KNTR is one of those causes and we wish the continued success in the world and hope to continue to aide them in their work.
For information on how to volunteer, donate and support KNTR visit their website.
by Joy Poger