By Janeé Williams
Reading is definitely fundamental and it’s something that parents should continue to do with their children. The Literacy Council of Northern Viginia (LCNV) is helping parents keep the tradition alive with the eighth annual ‘Reading: A Familly Affair’ (RAFA). This one-day festival is a celebration of books through performance. Their focus is to continue encouraging families to read together.
This event brings reading alive through a variety of performances from seeing a book performed on stage to hearing it sung to you by musical storytellers. Your kids will get to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and each child will receive a free book to take home and read together with their family. A variety of performers and entertainers (Magicians, puppeteers, musicians and dancers) will all come together to support and encourage reading within your family.
The LCNV is a program that focuses on adult learners. The group teaches beginning-level English to adults who want to improve their literacy and that of their children.