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Shelby County Purdue Extension introducing RT2: Read, Taste, and Touch

As we enter the new year, Shelby County Purdue Extension is excited to introduce a new program- RT2: Read, Taste, and Touch.


The primary purpose of RT2 is to promote reading, good nutrition, and agriculture awareness among preschool and early elementary aged children. RT2 encourages parents and others to take time out of their busy day to enhance a child’s learning experience.


Shelby County’s newest extension educator Bailey York explains.



How does it work? First, register for the program which can be done by collecting the form from the Extension office. You will receive a monthly “RT2 Activity Newsletter” via mail or email, that features a new book each month. Then read with your child and work together on the activities.


RT2 participants will be notified about special events through the year, including a two-day celebration during the Shelby County Fair.


Have questions? Contact the Purdue Extension office in Shelby County at 317-392-6460 or email!