First Lady Fran DeWine reads to Byesville preschoolers

More than 20 excited preschool students sat on the carpet in their classroom Wednesday afternoon as Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine read stories.

Dewine read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and “Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter, during her stop at Nurture Preschool and Childcare.

Every child received a copy of “Peter Rabbit ‘to take home.

Dewine said she believes bonding starts when you put those books in homes.

“Not everybody is going to do it, but there is a lot more chance that those kids are going to make somebody read to them,” DeWine said.

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine hands out copies of

She said time spent reading – whether with parents, grandparents or older siblings – is time they are bonding, and developing that family bonding and establishing bedtime with books are things that are important to a child.

The story time session was part of DeWine’s effort to promote the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library program.

The program allows every child from newborn to age 5, in the stateio to receive a free book in the mail each month.

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