This Barber Gets Kids to Read*

Children 12 and under who visit The Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, Michigan, get a $2 discount on their haircut for doing a simple task: reading to the barber. CBS News reports that owner Alexander Fuller and barber Ryan Griffin started the reading program more than a year ago.

“‘We’ve been doing this for a long time,” Fuller explained. “When it gets busy people take notice—parents are really receptive of it; they love it.’

“Fuller and his wife started ordering some books and Griffin brought in a shelf. Customers even joined the cause by donating old and used books. Before the pair knew it, kids were grabbing books off the shelf and hopping into the chair to start reading.

“‘It gives them confidence in reading and helps us understand their comprehension of reading,’ Fuller said. ‘The kids love it. It’s one of the best things that has come along for them.'”

(* Re-printed from Exchange-Every-Day:

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