“Pick A Reading Partner” (PARP) is a program that asks a partner (parent, grandparent, babysitter, older sibling, cousin, friend, etc.) to read with a child for at least 20 minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative. The choice of reading materials can vary from books to anything with printed words. The daily activity of reading together strengthens reading and communication skills in the child and strengthens their relationship.
PARP is a program that cements the necessary bond between the home and the school to encourage a love of reading in our children. So, please take 20 minutes each day to make a difference in the life of a child by reading with them.
Calendars for each month are below. They can be printed at home and returned to your child’s teacher after the month is complete to show whether the goal of reading 20 minutes each day has been reached.