In Hayward, California, an elementary school had kids exchange their toy guns for a book during “Strobridge Elementary Safety Day.”
According to Mercury News:
Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously. He has devised a way to help kids think seriously about gun control in their own way:
All youngsters attending will be given a ticket to exchange for a book.
The event has drawn criticism from conservative corners, but nobody seems to be talking about the book part of the day.No matter what one thinks about the political statement behind the event, remember that reading books over the summer can help kids of all backgrounds beat the summer slide that can be so devastating to a young reader.