US barbershop offers discounted haircuts to kids who read

A US barber is cultivating a habit of reading by offering discounted haircuts to kids who read books.

The Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, Michigan cut a special deal in 2015 to trim 2 dollars off the children’s haircuts if they read books aloud while getting the job done.

The owner and hairdresser, Alex Fuller, asks comprehension questions after the recitations to keep track of what the kids have read.

After a year of running the project, Fuller’s library now offers a large collection of children’s literature thanks to people’s donations.

Alex himself was inspired by a similar project. His literacy promotion plan is catching on among other barbershops across the country.

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