The Chiefs and Reading
July 24, 2013
Back when I was a young boy growing up in Independence, there were two things that really got me stoked (besides playing in the yard): the Chiefs and reading. I would watch Chiefs games with my parents, mostly on TV but occasionally at the stadium. After a little while, I would get bored, but K. C. Wolf was always there and I thought he was the coolest mascot in the league!
Reading has also always been a large part of my life. When I couldn’t sleep, mom or dad would read to me in the rocking chair. When we were on long car rides, I always packed large bags of books. I remember my favorite books as a child, mainly compilations of Eric Carle and Shel Silverstein, with The Giving Tree residing as my favorite childhood book. Reading gave me a purpose and drive – I was good at it and loved it.
If you want this similar love for reading for your children, you need to start NOW! That is why I am so stoked to introduce to you: K.C. Wolf Presents Read to Succeed! K.C. Wolf will be in to talk about how important reading is, especially starting early. This program is Friday, August 2nd 3:00-4:00 p.m., and I hope to see you all there!
Until next time,
Excelsior Springs Branch