It’s that time of year again! #tacoboutbooks is Literacy, Inc’s (LINC) seasonal celebration of reading, gratitude, and, yes, tacos. On Monday, November 22nd, with the help of New York Times best-selling author Adam Rubin and his taco-loving dragon friend, children at PS 189 in Washington Heights were treated to a live read aloud of Dragons Love Tacos in English and Spanish.
P.S. 189’s pre-k classes had a blast singing, dancing, and reading and making tacos. They were excited to ask all sorts of questions from how to make the best tacos to what goes into hosting your own taco party. Adam, his dragon friend (provided by Penguin Randomhouse) and LINC’s volunteers from our Very Involved Parents Program emphasized the importance of learning, and encouraged the students to find new stories to read every night with their families.
At LINC, we know that it is essential for families to #TacoBoutBooks (talk about books) and create daily reading routines to develop a lifelong love of learning. To do so, it’s important to choose books about subjects that excite young readers. As one of the students said during the read-aloud: “I love hearing about dragons and spicy things!” Finding stories that are interesting for your children ensures they will want to keep reading.
It wasn’t just students that joined LINC at P.S. 189! Many parents of the pre-K students participated in the program and were thrilled to meet Adam. They received autographed copies of the book Dragons Love Tacos, courtesy of LINC, and plush “lovey” from our longtime community partner, Fidelis Care.
Thank you to all who contributed to this special event.