A five-minute Monday morning action inspired by We Are What We Do and my short film Change the World in Five Minutes Every Day at School.
Stories are a place where you get to do stuff you’d never do in the real world. Like I recently read a Barack Obama bio, so I got to hang out with B-Rock for a couple of weeks.
Everybody loves to be read to but, for kids it’s especially important. Listen to this, from Action 2 in Change the World for Ten Bucks – ‘Reading and listening to books actually rewires a child’s brain, speeds up their grasp of language, helps reduce stress and boosts self-esteem. So how terrible that 60% of children go to bed without a story.’
So go find a kid to spend 5 minutes reading to. Or, if you are a kid, start a campaign and don’t let up till someone agrees to read you something every night. Maybe you’ll get to hang out with Barack or some other cool cat.