Family Reading Partnership

The Family Reading Partnership is a coalition that is working to create a culture of literacy in our community (click the logo above to see their website!).

John works with the FRP on two projects:

Read Along Songs

"Read Along Songs programs use rhyming and rhythm to connect children and families with the joy of words and books, inviting families to literacy through music." In addition to live programs, this project features a package including 6 children's books and a CD of John and Cal Walker performing them. These can be ordered through the FRP website.

John Simon and Cal Walker perform in schools, early childhood centers and camps doing interactive renditions of each of the 6 picture books - some read aloud by Cal and some delivered as songs by John.

Watch John and Cal in action at the former Tots and Teens program at Ithaca High School:


Coming soon:


Love Songs for Babies!