A different way of getting kids to read

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published on December 6, 2019 - Duration: 01:40s
It started with a simple question--what can be done to get kids reading more?

A different way of getting kids to read

IT STARTED WITH A SIMPLEQUESTION -- WHAT CAN BE DONE TOGET KIDS READINGMORE?THE SOLUTION IS PROBABLY NOTWHAT YOU HAD IN MIND.FOX 47'S ALEXIS WARE HAS THESTORY."BEING IN A LIBRARY WE HAVE ALOT OF BOOKS DONATED TO US ANDWE DON'T REALLY WANT TOTHROW THEM AWAY,"THAT'S WHAT WENT THROUGH DARCEYGILSON'S MIND BEFORE SHE DECIDEDTO DONATE 13 BACKPACKS FULL OFBOOKS TO PLACED ON POTTERVILLESCHOOL BUSES."I WANTED TO GET BOOKS INTO KIDSHANDS.

OUR KIDS DO NOT HAVEACCESS TO AS MANY BOOKS AS THEYNEED."SHE CALLS THE PROGRAM BOOKS ONMY BUS, BUT QUICKLY REALIZEDTHAT IT SERVED MORE THAN JUSTTHAT PURPOSE.29"IT'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL INELIMINATING BUS ISSUES THISYEAR.

HAVING A TOOL TO KEEPTHEM BUSY DURING THE BUS RIDE,"IT'S A HUGE HELP TO BUS DRIVERSWHO OFTEN HAVE TO KEEP TABS ON60 TO 70 KIDS FOR MORE THAN AHALFHOUR."SOME OF OUR BUSES HAVE A LOT OFSMALL CHILDREN ON THEM.

WITH ONEDRIVER IT HELPS THE DRIVER KEEPTHEM ENTERTAINED, KEEP THEIRHANDS TO THEMSELVES, KEEPS THEMSEATED FOR A SAFE RIDEHOME,"KEEPING THE BUSES SUPPLIED WITHBOOKS ISN'T CHEAP, BUT WITH THEHELP OF DONATIONS AND STAFFMEMBERS THEY MANAGE TO KEEP AGOOD SELECTION."I TRIED TO PUT A LITTLE BIT OFEVERYTHING IN THERE.

WE HAD ALOT OF BOOKS LEFT OVER.

NOT JUSTDONATIONS BUT WE HAD TEACHERSRETIRING, SO THE CLASSROOM BOOKSTHAT THEY HAD HAD FOR YEARS,THEY WENT INTO THE BUS BAGSTOO..

IT'S REALLY GENERALLY WHATI GET IS WHAT I GIVE."AND THAT WAS ALEXIS WAREREPORTING FOR US THERE.JACKIE FELLOWS JUST ADDED TWOMORE BAGS OF BOOKS TO THE BUSES.SHE PLANS TO KEEP PUTTING MOREON... AS THE DONATIONS COME IN.YOU CAN CONTACT THE POTTERVILLEELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIAN ORDEANTRANSPORTATION IF YOU WANT TODONATE TO "BOOKS ON MY BUS

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