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Martha Speaks Reading Buddies

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In 2012, WIPB implemented the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program at two elementary schools in Delaware and Randolph counties. To date, 425 students have participated!

Martha Speaks Reading Buddies is a 10-week long program that pairs kindergarten students (little buddies) with older students (big buddies). Buddies visit with each other once a week to learn special vocabulary words, play word games, watch a bit of Martha Speaks, read a book together and then finally write about their experience. Research indicates that when children “buddy” up for learning wonderful things take place for both older and younger students!

For more information:

Lori Georgi, Outreach Manager
765-285-2982 / 800-252-9472
lgeorgi@bsu.edu