Peru, Nebraska – The Peru Day Care hosted its first “Read with Me Wednesday” in the Peru State College Library. The events are open to children and parents associated with the Day Care and the wider Peru Community.
The event was held in the Library’s curriculum level, and featured Peru State education faculty, Dr. Gina Bittner and Dr. Kelly Kingsley, reading from their recently published children’s book “How Rudy The Rooster Got His Voice.“
Daycare Director Kelsee Sayer spoke highly of the program, “I wanted to start Read With Me Wednesday as part of building positive relationships and collaboration with parents, the College and the Peru Community.”
“The Day Care is so fortunate to have access to the Peru State College facilities, faculty and staff. Since a lot of our day care parents are faculty and staff, doing these events on campus gives them an opportunity to engage with their child during the day.”
“How Rudy the Rooster Got His Voice“ is a book about a rooster who does not sound like the other roosters on the farm. Rudy ends up discovering his voice by working hard everyday and asking other animals on the farm to help him. Along the road, he discovers that it is okay to be different and that you should embrace the way you are. The book was published with Henderson Publishing. Bittner is the author and Kingsley is the illustrator.
Sayer continues, “I knew that I needed to rely on the talents we had on campus and immediately knew that having Dr. Bittner and Dr. Kingsley read their book How Rudy the Rooster Got his Voice was perfect to kick-off this program.”
“I plan to continue this program every Wednesday until November. It involves having someone sign-up to read a book. I plan a craft or activity to go along with the book and we bring over our day care children to listen. This event is also open to the community and I hope to expose the Peru community to some of the great resources that are available to them on the Peru State College campus.”
You can purchase How Rudy The Rooster Got His Voice on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
If you would like to learn more about the next “Read with Me Wednesday,” contact Day Care Director Kelsee Sayer at 402-872-7635.