Kumon of Oswego and Reading is Fundamental Host Literary Open House
Families are invited to attend a free literacy open house at Kumon of Oswego, in the Townes Crossing Shopping Center, 2440 Rt. 30, Oswego, with read aloud sessions featuring selections from Kumon’s Recommended Reading List. Refreshments, games and prizes included.
Reading Aloud sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every half-hour; a reader will read a selection from Kumon’s Recommended Reading List. A grand prize drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m.
The Center is hosting a book drive all month of February and March. All books received will be donated to the local library. Donate a book(s); drop it off during business hours and you can be entered in the grand prize drawing. Visit or call the Center at 630-229-6083 for more details.
Kumon joins forces with RIF to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF.
About Kumon Math and Reading Centers
Kumon [Koo-mon] is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 47 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit www.kumon.com or call 1-877-586-6673 to learn more. Join Kumon’s parent community at www.facebook.com/kumon for helpful tips.
About Kumon’s Recommended Reading List
Kumon’s Recommended Reading List contains 520 books designed to help parents select material that enhances their child’s appreciation and understanding of the English language and develop a lifelong love for reading. Many of the books on the Recommended Reading List have won literary awards such as the Newbery and Caldecott medals, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award, which is presented by the National Book Foundation. The list covers a range of titles from read-aloud books to the classics. The rich literature exposes students to history, the arts, science, and culture, and features a diversity of genres, writing styles, and authors.
About Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provided four million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources last year. For more information and to access reading resources, visit RIF’s website at www.rif.org.