Students at Kellar Primary School are creating 19 ‘story boxes’ for the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired this week.
This pay-it-forward reading activity is a way for Kellar students to give back some of the generosity they’ve enjoyed during the recent 25th Annual Guest Reader Week program.
As Kellar students benefit each year from new books and visits from guest readers, students want to share their love of reading with other children.
Story boxes help children with visual impairments experience a story. Each box contains a book and items from the story that children can touch and feel as they learn new words.
Hands-on learning is important for future Braille readers and for all young children to take in information, build concepts and further understand their world.
Story boxes will be donated to the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired Birth to Three Program.
**Photo Opportunity: Kellar students will present their completed story boxes to ISVI teacher Julie Bowman at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Kellar Primary School.
Bowman, a Kellar parent and ISVI teacher, will share the story boxes with young children throughout Central Illinois who are blind or visually impaired.