Puppet show employed to encourage reading

Members of the club pose in front the student after the show
Members of the club pose in front the student after the show

As a means to encourage young children to read, students of the Sunbeam Pre-school and the Christian Union Pre-school were treated to a puppet show and story time event on Friday morning.

The event was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Roseau as part of its “Read Around the World” project which has been on-going for the past 20 years.

“Every year Kiwanis holds some sort of function geared towards our Read Around the World project,” Club President, Khonda Hamlet, explained. “Each year we try to do something different … sometimes we donate books to schools, or we sit and read to children …. this year we did something different, that would allow us to become more involved with the children. With the puppet show it gives the children the opportunity to laugh and see the puppets.”

She added that the show was primarily geared toward literacy and reading among children since there are many instances in which children cannot read and understand properly.

Every year, the Club hosts similar projects in schools across the island, according to Hamlet.

The Kiwanis club is a service organization geared at giving back to the community. One primary function of the club is serving children and the elderly. A fruit day geared at teaching children about healthy eating practices, and donating wheel chairs to elderly people are some major projects recently undertaken by the club.

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