Kelsey Gerhardt|Daily News
Monday was the Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia READY for Kindergarten event at Middlesboro Elementarty School. Parents received tote bags stuffed with items to help teach their children prerequisites before starting school, including books and educational games. Throughout the evening teachers, facilitators and fellow parents shared stories and tips about the best ways to educate young children. “These toys we get, my son Andrew doesn’t realize he’s learning when he plays with him but we see his colors and shapes improve,” said parent Christy Blevins.