It’s no secret that child literacy rates correlate strongly with future success, and with a recent study demonstrating that the number of books in a child’s home is linked directly to academic achievement, the need for promotion of reading, and access to the necessary resources, at a young age has never been greater.
In an effort to promote the importance of literacy in our community, several Bison Transport team members joined Corus Entertainment and First Book Canada this morning to donate books to kids at Winnipeg’s Brooklands School and had the opportunity to sit down and read with them afterward.
"Price is the number one barrier to book ownership." - First Book Canada
Grade one and two students from Brooklands were treated to an exciting presentation by Maureen Fergus, author of The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, before signed copies of the book were given to each student to take home and keep. After the presentation, volunteers from Bison and Corus Entertainment read with the students and gave each of them additional books to take home.