Each night, 4-year-old Damian Aviles goes to bed with a book because he knows what’s going to happen next: Dad is going to read to him.
Damian and his father, Andres Aviles, have been bonding over books ever since their family participated in Fathers Reading Every Day, a new program offered through West Chicago Elementary District 33.
The district teamed with West Chicago Public Library to enroll preschool students and their dads in the four-week program that encourages language development and reading skills. Participating fathers read to their child at least 15 minutes a day for the first two weeks, and at least 30 minutes a day for the last two weeks.
Last week, the DuPage County Board honored the Aviles family and 10 others that completed the program.
Read more about the Program over at The Daily Herald.