Volunteers read to Head Start students

Photo provided by SANDRA MADERE -- The Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community’s Busy Bees presented copies of a Character Critters book to children at North Tangi Head Start. From left, are Busy Bee members Brenda Hayden and Terry Voight, students Kaleigh Brumfield, Trinity Myers, Terryl Smith, Shaliyah Brown and Ahmade' Biekham Jr. and Busy Bee member Ruby Johnson.
Photo provided by SANDRA MADERE -- The Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community’s Busy Bees presented copies of a Character Critters book to children at North Tangi Head Start. From left, are Busy Bee members Brenda Hayden and Terry Voight, students Kaleigh Brumfield, Trinity Myers, Terryl Smith, Shaliyah Brown and Ahmade' Biekham Jr. and Busy Bee member Ruby Johnson.

The Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community’s Busy Bees, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension Service, recently visited North Tangi Head Start to read the Character Critters story “Tommy the Trustworthy Turtle” to the students at North Tangi Head Start.

Character Critters is a literacy program designed by the Josephite Institute to teach children responsibility, good citizenship, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, and caring, organizers said.

The Busy Bees were able to give each child a copy of the Character Critters book distributed by the LSU AgCenter to use in class and to take home at the end of school year.