Stop what you’re doing and READ…just for fun! That’s what the children at Brooksfield Montessori school do once a week during their D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) program. Brooksfield, which is located in McLean, Virginia, uses D.E.A.R to enrich its already well-rounded reading program. During D.E.A.R., parent volunteers come into the classrooms to read with the children in the full day Kindergarten program. As they cozy up with their favorite books, the children not only gain confidence in their reading, but also bond with parents and strengthen their love of reading.