When the kids go to the hairdresser they are often offered iPads or phones to get them to sit still. A US barber has a different idea, they are encouraging kids to read a book aloud while getting their haircut by offering a discount to readers.

Not only do the parents get a $2 discount on the haircut, the barbers give the kid that reads $2!

What a great initiative to get kids reading and great for the kids to practice reading aloud.

How do you get your kids to sit still at the hairdresser?

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  • This barber has a heart of gold, beautiful !


  • What a great idea. The barber must be a very caring man to encourage the children to read.


  • This is amazing. The barber deserves some kind of thank you as he is encouraging these kids to read and read in public. This is something that I myself struggled with so I think it’s wonderful.


  • Such a cool idea, his son would have loved this so much.


  • What a great idea. Dentists should consider something like this too, reading would be a bit hard, unless it was before the procedure. Needing over $1000 worth of dental work doing, a discount would be amazing


  • Any way to encourage literacy through books is a good thing. Love this idea.


  • I had read about this barber. Really fantastic!!
    I never had special problems with my daughter at the hairdresser.


  • Great initiative from this hairdresser ! He probably has kids himself :)


  • It’s one way to help kids learn to read. Good on him.


  • What a fantastic idea – hope the kids also get a little something [lollie] so they will be happy to read. A win-win situation all round.


  • It’s really great ???? while they whiting and boarded yaaaah
    It’s fabulous ????


  • A very interesting and cool idea!


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