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Reading Buddies provide learning, friendship opportunities for first graders

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First grade is a critical time for children’s development of reading skills.

“Expectations are that first graders will learn how to read,” Nevis teacher Wendy McGillivray said of skills development. “Support is key at this level.”

Kinship Reading Buddies are the knights in shining armor, arriving each week at Park Rapids and Nevis elementary schools to spend one-on-one time with the budding “bookies.”

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