FRED is a four-week program designed to encourage fathers to read to their children on a daily basis. The program is structured so that fathers read to their children a minimum of 15 minutes a day for the first two weeks and a minimum of 30 minutes a day for the last two weeks. Fathers are presented with a participant packet that contains an introduction to the program, reading logs, tips for reading aloud to their children, and recommended book lists.
During the program, fathers record the number of books and the amount of time they spend reading to their children on the reading log each day. At the end of the four-week period, fathers total up the number of books and the amount of time spent reading to their children over the course of the program. This information is also recorded on the reading log. Upon completing the program, fathers and their children are invited to attend a party to celebrate their participation in FRED. At that time, they are asked to turn in their reading logs and complete an exit survey.
Last updated: July 20, 2015