SACKVILLE- Jay Roy owns Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles in Lower Sackville. He’s using his passion for comic books to help kids learn to read.
“Comics are a great way to help kids learn how to read because they have visuals and if you have a visual along with the words, it’s going to help their comprehension. It’s going to boost their confidence,” says Roy.
The literacy program at Cape and Cowl will aim to engage kids in learning that is exciting and fun. Roy says that using graphic novels and comics as learning tools can motivate youths to hit the books.
Brian Welcher and 8 year old son, Xavier share a love of comics.
“This is a really exciting opportunity for a community member and a parent to know that you have more than just a comic book shop, but a place where people are going be involved in having a better time with words,” says Welcher.
“It can teach you how to read and it’s also fun … at the same time,” says Xavier who hopes to one day to be a theoretical physicist.
Cape and Cowl Comics opened in September and Roy has high hopes for this program and the store.
“I want it to be more than a comic book store, I want it to be a community space … because I have taught reading before I knew it was something I could integrate well.”
Roy hopes to start the literacy program later this year.