In today’s busy world, it’s easy to get lost in all the complicated things life throws at us. Because of this, I have been fortunate to find an incredible way to remind myself of what really counts at the end of the day, our kids. I’ve recently started a program where I travel to local elementary schools. I join the class as a classroom volunteer to read and gift each child the book we read.
Why Give Back?
It brings me such joy to be a classroom volunteer! Experiencing kids’ joy, anticipation, enthusiasm, and happiness reinvigorates me. I get as much from it as I think they do and I like to think of it as my “heart time.” I like to help by taking time out to read a book to a group of kids to imagine and giggle. Through reading, kids are able to dream and step away from technology.
Where Do I read?
In February, I visited Lone Tree Elementary. We read, What If You Had Animal Hair? We all laughed together about my hair, their hair, and their parent’s hair. It was a blast! I also visited Cottonwood Creek Elementary and read the classic, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I loved to read this to my own kids when they were little. We actually all read the book together. Cherry Hills Village Elementary will be next with, Who Will See Their Shadows This Year.
Let Me Read To Your Kids Today!
All in all, every time I walk out of a school after reading or helping a class with a project, I’m reminded that giving them our heart, and time, is really important. Those buildings of laughing, running, delightful kids are our future. I love that I can help them smile and love reading. Hopefully, they will want to do the same for kids in their community when they are grown.
Contact Corken + Company today to inquire about Lori reading in your student’s classroom, here!