28 May Lessons Learned at Storytime
On April 16, I presented to one of the most interactive and enthusiastic audiences of my career when I read “How Rocket Learned to Read” by Tad Hills to 25 young students at Lowell Elementary School in Philadelphia. As a participant in the annual Read to Me Early Literacy Storyteller Event hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, I was able to share my love for reading and my belief in it as a core, life-long value with children just starting out on their educational journey.
As parents of three, my wife and I have worked to instill an early passion for reading in our children. As a business leader, I am constantly reading to learn more about the business world, our industry, and issues that affect our clients. As an individual, reading enables me to pursue non-professional interests, improve my skills, and sometimes, just relax.
Without exposure to the world outside our doors, our potential for success can be limited, which is the fate of many young children who don’t receive encouragement to pick up a book and put their creativity to work.
It was truly an honor to spend the morning with such a well-mannered, intelligent group of young children. I proudly hung their thank you note in my office to remind myself of the simple joys of opening a book and the power of the imagination when it comes to achieving objectives – in business and in life.