FRED encourages Colorado dads



Reading, writing and arithmetic are the foundations of our children’s education. And while teachers across the nation are doing their best to engage children in the classroom, parents need to take an active role in educating their children at home. This isn’t a job strictly for mom either.


Starting in November, The Colorado Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative will be encouraging fathers to read to their children every day. The four-week program is called Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) and was originally designed by Texas A&M University.


By filling out a reading log and pre and post-program surveys on, dads will be entered into a drawing to receive free books or gift certificates to local bookstores. Fathers can also find links to appropriate books and reading tips on the Colorado Dads website.