Improving Literacy and Education for Children

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Some speakers at TEDx Youngstown presented innovative ways to improve literacy and education. Kassi Kincaid of Austin, Texas, for example, described a program she devised called “Book Days,” which comes to life through props and theatrical reading of children’s books to encourage kids to read.

“Today, we’re facing an international literacy crisis,” she said. “Statistics show that kids that don’t read at grade level by the third grade are exponentially more likely to have a harder time of life.”

She implements community programs, hosts a YouTube channel and mentors other educators about how to use her idea. “They implement it themselves and use their own creativity.”

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