Families Reading Every Day is a four-week program designed to encourage literacy development while strengthening family relationships. During the project, families focus on reading to their children on a daily basis; at least 15 minutes a day for the first two weeks and 30 minutes a day for the last two weeks. Families are presented with a participant packet that contains an introduction to the program, reading logs, tips for reading aloud to their children, and recommended book lists.
F.R.E.D., or Families Reading Every Day, builds literacy skills and gives parents tools and support to make reading with their children part of their everyday routine. In 2015, F.R.E.D. helped 400 parents and children make reading at home a priority.
The latest research indicates that kids who grow up with warm, nurturing, and actively involved families:
• do better in school.
• have higher self esteem.
• build better relationships with other kids.
• develop healthier ideas of how they should behave as adults.
• grow into more successful adults.
How Can You Help?
United Way partners with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to implement FRED in various locations throughout Montgomery County. To reach our goal, we need your help. Contact Karen Howard, at 281-292-4155 x271 to see how you can volunteer to make a difference.