Close to 140 children attended Washington School’s Family Reading Night to listen to Village officials and teachers read to them from their favorite books, including Mayor Steve Lentz and Mundelein Police Officer Michael Reyes.
Children in the kindergarten to second grade Mundelein building paid attention to stories like The Cookie Fiasco, the Seven Silly Eaters, and stories read to them in Spanish like El bebé llorón.
“Children love attending the evening activity because they get to hear adults share their love of reading,” said Principal Jim Kallieris. He added, “It's important to see all sorts of different people read, including their heroes like policemen and firemen. When kids see that adults have a love for reading, it motivates them to read more.”
As the evening came to a close, each child was gifted with a book he/she could take home and share with others. Washington educators emphasize to parents to read to their children daily.