Kiwanis presents ‘I Like Me!’ books to kindergarten students

Submitted by Doug Clark

As in previous years, Sabetha Kiwanis Club has again presented “I Like Me” books to the three kindergarten classes at Sabetha Elementary School.

The hardbound books are personalized to each child, featuring the child in the story, along with two of their friends and teacher. They see their name on most of the pages.

The Kiwanis also presented a Teacher’s Guide to each of teachers so they can best use the books. The teachers are highly appreciative each year.

The following is from the website from which the Kiwanis Club gets the books.

“The ‘I Like Me’ reading enhancement/self concept development program was created by John Shoemaker of Topeka and has been implemented internationally. Working with partners and organizations, Kindergarteners Count, Inc., works to make the program available to children across North America.”

“The hard-bound, personalized book and 12-week development program was developed to instill a love of reading, foster positive associations toward school and learning, encourage positive and acceptable behavior mannerisms, and promote interaction among children, parents, educators and businesses.”

“Often referred to as a good citizenship program, ‘I Like Me!’ communicates anti-drug and anti-gang messages, and illustrates gender sensitivity, cultural diversity and the inclusion of people with disabilities.”


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