Preschoolers Read With Volunteers - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Preschoolers Read With Volunteers

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

It was a day full of fun and reading for preschoolers at Billings Headstart on Thursday.

Volunteers from the Golden K Kiwanis group, brought over 260 books to read to the children.

Students were able to pick out their favorite book to read with a Kiwanis member, and then take that book home.

The program has been in place for over a decade; something organizers say is a key part in a child's development.

"It's nationally known that children who are read to, do better socially. They do better academically and over all, more children that are reading at a younger age, excel more when they are in grade school," says Headstart Volunteer Co-coordinator, Tera DeBolt.

The Kiwanis volunteers spent the entire day reading to the Headstart students, starting bright and early at 9 A.M.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Double-wide trailer fire in Lockwood deemed suspicious

    Double-wide trailer fire in Lockwood deemed suspicious

    Friday, November 24 2017 1:08 AM EST2017-11-24 06:08:54 GMT

    Fire alert tonight, Lockwood Fire Department works into the night on the scene of a double-wide trailer fire that started this afternoon.

    Fire alert tonight, Lockwood Fire Department works into the night on the scene of a double-wide trailer fire that started this afternoon.

  • Black Friday Sales Begin

    Black Friday Sales Begin

    Friday, November 24 2017 12:32 AM EST2017-11-24 05:32:41 GMT

    Best Buy sees long lines for early Black Friday sales.

    Best Buy sees long lines for early Black Friday sales.

  • Structure fire reported in Lockwood

    Structure fire reported in Lockwood

    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:35 PM EST2017-11-24 00:35:04 GMT
    Around 4:20 p.m., a report came of a structure fire in Lockwood off Dickie Road. Our reporter on the scene has not spoken with authorities but says it appears to be one or two trailers on fire. Fire officials believe it was unoccupied at the time. There is no word yet on how the fire started.
    Around 4:20 p.m., a report came of a structure fire in Lockwood off Dickie Road. Our reporter on the scene has not spoken with authorities but says it appears to be one or two trailers on fire. Fire officials believe it was unoccupied at the time. There is no word yet on how the fire started.