Reading Corner

Fostering a love for reading.

The simple act of reading to a child, over time, can have a profound impact on the child’s future.  The Childrens Center's Reading Corner provides an outlet for the child to imagine a world of possibilities and create stories of their own. The Reading Corner also offers the the staff a convenient, joyful, and meaningful way to give back.

We are honored to have our leadership volunteer their time to help children learn the joys of reading. 

March 2024: On March 5th, the children were visited by Councilmember Eric Dinowitz and our President, Daisy Cocco De Filippis. They read two books by Eric Carle; The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too

Councilman Dinowitz reading to Children       Councilman Dinowitz reading to Children       Councilman Dinowitz reading to Children

December 2023: On December 5th, President Daisy Cocco De Filippis read Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina and for show and tell modeled a cap for us! In addition, VP Yates read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, that Caterpillar can eat!
Caps for Sale book cover President Daisy Cocco De Filippis reading to children

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis reading to children alongside VP Yates of SDEM The Very Hungry Caterpillar image

November 2023: On November 7th, VP Yates read to the children at the Center,  Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Button By Eric Litwin. A fun sing a long!
Pete the Cat reading at the children center by VP YatesPete the Cat image

October 2023: On Tuesday, October 3rd, VP Yates visited the Children’s Center to read a fan favorite, If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff. A sequel to the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, we all agreed that pancakes are just as good as cookies!


May 2023: President Daisy Cocco De Filippis and Dr. Sofia Oviedo visited yesterday, May 2nd,  to read Llama Llama Misses Mama, by Anna Dewdney to our two year olds, and threes and fours

​March 2023: The Cat in the Hat made a surprise visit to our Scholastic Book Fair at the Children’s Center. Please stop by to visit this  great selection of books the week March 20th – 24th!

March 2023
: The Children’s Center celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday by having Center Director, Cathy Garcia-Bou read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, the classic, by Dr. Seuss.

February 2023: Councilman Dinowitz, and the President, read THE BIG RED BARN, by Margaret Wise Brown. 

Councilman Dinowitz reading to Children    President Daisy Cocco De Filippis reading to children

October 2022: VP Yates reads “I Went Walking” to children attending the Hostos Community College Children’s Center. 

VP Yates reading to the Childrens Center students