A little more than a year after becoming a father for the first time, Cleveland Indians reliever Tyler Olson understands the value of literature in the life of children.
With that in mind, Olson recently volunteered his time to read to a group at Parma-Snow Library to kick off their Grand Slam Summer reading program.
The book of choice was “Corduroy” by Don Freeman, a favorite of Olson and his one-year-old son, Maddox.
“It is special to have one of those times and moments where you can give back but also show that we do everything just the same with in our families that everyone else does,” Olson said. “We love to read to (Maddox), and he loves to be read to. It is a fun thing to do.”
“It is important for kids (to read and be read to) at that age for their learning and development as they go on and age.”
Olson and his wife, Shayna, hope seeing a Major League Baseball player reading encourages children and their parents to do the same.
“Kids can see that we do everything the same at home that they do with their parents,” Olson said. “It is fun and enjoyable. To be able to do something like that was really cool.”
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