On June 15th, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean presented a set of 50 children's books to the Thelma Berry Nursery School, a new pre-school in rural, St. David's Village, Barbados. This was an opportunity to reach out to our youngest audience and to present them with modern and classic American children's literature. This event reflects the Embassy's strong support for education throughout Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and supports the development of the country's human resources.
Representatives from the Embassy read from a selection of the books to an excited group of 73 three and four year old children. The children loved listening to exciting renditions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina.
Just look at how adorable these ambitious young readers are!