Menu

Reading Without Limits combines literacy with activity

Daily Tarheel (Chapel Hill, NC)

A stroll in the park is now not merely a matter of exercise — it can also be an opportunity to improve literacy. Through the program "Reading Without Limits" — launched by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Parent University, Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate and other organizations — a few parks and communities in the area now have brightly illustrated children's books adorning the sidewalks. Pages of the books are separated and spread onto several upright posts to form a “story walk,” so parents can read with their children as they walk along the path. Each child who finishes the walk and submits his or her information at the end will receive the story book in either English or Spanish for free at the end of the month

Check out more of our selected reading news stories. Each weekday, we gather interesting news headlines about reading and early education. You can also sign up for our daily email service (or a weekly digest), to get the latest reading headlines sent directly to you.

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo