The Zeta Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International presented Toobaloos and drums to the Colonial Heights Public Library. Chantal Emerson, children’s librarian, accepted the donations, which will be used during story time and in helping children with reading and comprehension.
The Toobaloo is a simple, break-resistant device that magnifies voices, which allows children to hear themselves loud and clear as they softly practice their reading rate, phrasing and speech. Children use the Toobaloo like a telephone and speak softly into it. Students are able to listen more clearly, are motivated to read and reread their stories, and have the opportunity to read aloud.
The drums will add to the other musical instruments used during story time.
Established in 1929, Delta Kappa Gamma International is a professional honorary society of key women educators. The Society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. The Society has also attained major objectives in improving opportunities for qualified women employed at every level of education, as well as in advancing the status of women educators. Membership is extended to those women educators whose distinguished contributions and achievements in the field of education and to their communities are identified as outstanding women. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has approximately 82,000 members in 17 countries.