America’s new past time is sitting around and watching TV, but this needs to change. Children, especially at a young age should be keeping their minds active. Children should be thinking, solving problems and comprehend things, instead of watching TV which puts children and adults into a passive state of mind.
The Children’s Reading Foundation says “Just 20 minutes a day of reading aloud with young children strengthens relationships, encourages listening and language skills, promotes attention and curiosity and establishes a strong reading foundation.”
What can your cheer team do to help? Visit a local elementary school and spend part of the day reading a book to a child. Don’t worry if your whole squad can’t make it, five people reading to children is better than none!