1. Children are enthusiastic about reading and learning how to read.
2. Children select and read appropriate text independently.
To further nurture literacy learning children select an array of books to read-aloud to volunteer listeners in order to earn tickets for activities such as pony rides, the media van, petting zoo, and arts and crafts. Authors and storytellers participate to help highlight the importance of reading. A huge book giveaway is also part of this daylong family activity.