Love of Literacy
This training will inspire a love of literacy in children by equipping early childhood educators and parents with the tools to bring classic children’s books to life through an event called Book Days: an event combining a theatrical experience with themed activities. The characters and plots are lifted off the pages and create physical elements that the children experience through multiple senses.
Kassi Kincaid is the founder and program director of Book Days—a children’s literacy program focused on bringing books to life to encourage a love of reading in children. Fueled by her love of children’s literature, she brings books to life through theatrical performances and a variety of multisensory activities to encourage repetition and enlargement. In March 2019, Book Days got published in the peer-reviewed educational journal Early Years, the first of several publications to follow. In July 2020, Kassi launched a new sector of Book Days through a YouTube channel that pairs children’s books with real-world experiences. Over the years, the program has received recognition from corporations such as Whole Foods, Flex, and SeaWorld. In addition, as a Texas Registered Trainer, Kassi speaks at conferences all over the country, teaching early childhood educators how to do Book Days in their own classrooms.