Raising A Reader

RAR's mission is to engage caregivers in a routine of book sharing with their children from birth through age eight to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, and the literacy skills critical for school success.
Nov 20, 2014

A Special Family Moment

Raising A Reader
Raising A Reader's little red book bag

Earlier this year we heard from a mother at Avery County Smart Start in North Carolina.

Her daughter had no interest in reading. In fact, if her Mom pulled out a book to read the little girl would take it and put it right back on the shelf. In August, having participated in Raising A Reader for a few months, the little girl’s Mom had a fantastic story to tell.

”My daughter would actually pick up her red book bag, bring it to me and pull out the books to read. For the first time we would sit on her bed, cuddle and read together.”

What happened next brought this Mom to tears. Her husband, who had never read with his daughter before, joined them in their nightly reading routines so they could share books together as a family. This Mom called it a “special family moment” and she was so excited she had to tell the teachers at Avery Smart Start the very next day.

Raising A Reader’s little red book bag has helped more than one million families develop, practice, and maintain the habit of sharing books. Thanks to your support we are reaching more and more children each year and continue to develop innovative programs such as Raising A Reader With STEM.

Thank you for all that you do to support vital education programs for children at risk through Raising A Reader! You truly are making a difference.

Yours in book sharing
The Raising A Reader Team

Ps. Give back on #GivingTuesday! This year on Dec 2 Microsoft will generously match all donations to Literacy Programs for Children and STEM Literacy for 100 Disadvantaged Children dollar for dollar! Save the date! And be part of the world-wide movement to give back on #GivingTuesday

A "special family moment", sharing books together!
A "special family moment", sharing books together!
Nov 20, 2014

A Special Family Moment

Raising A Reader
Raising A Reader's little red book bag

Earlier this year we heard from a mother at Avery County Smart Start in North Carolina.

Her daughter had no interest in reading. In fact, if her Mom pulled out a book to read the little girl would take it and put it right back on the shelf. In August, having participated in Raising A Reader for a few months, the little girl’s Mom had a fantastic story to tell.

”My daughter would actually pick up her red book bag, bring it to me and pull out the books to read. For the first time we would sit on her bed, cuddle and read together.”

What happened next brought this Mom to tears. Her husband, who had never read with his daughter before, joined them in their nightly reading routines so they could share books together as a family. This Mom called it a “special family moment” and she was so excited she had to tell the teachers at Avery Smart Start the very next day.

Raising A Reader’s little red book bag has helped more than one million families develop, practice, and maintain the habit of sharing books. Thanks to your support we are reaching more and more children each year and continue to develop innovative programs such as Raising A Reader With STEM.

Thank you for all that you do to support child literacy through Raising A Reader! You truly are making a difference.

Yours in book sharing
The Raising A Reader Team

Ps. Give back on #GivingTuesday! This year on Dec 2 Microsoft will generously match all donations to Literacy Programs for Children and STEM Literacy for 100 Disadvantaged Children dollar for dollar! Save the date! And be part of the world-wide movement to give back on #GivingTuesday

A "special family moment", sharing books together!
A "special family moment", sharing books together!
Nov 4, 2014

STEM: Raising A Reader With Science Technology Engineering & Math

Training parents to engage STEM with their child
Training parents to engage STEM with their child

If you have been following the headlines lately you will know that Engineering, Computing and Math majors are amongst the top earners for American college graduates, closely followed by Science. You will also know that these innovative professions are sadly lacking in diversity and are still out of reach for many minority populations and low-income populations, English Language Learners and women.

Studies show that introducing children at an early age to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts creates a foundation of knowledge on which STEM comprehension can be built through early education and beyond.

Now is the time to engage the next generation in STEM right from the beginning and to combat barriers that lead to a prevalent lack of diversity in our STEM industries.

 

Raising A Reader With STEM

This year Raising A Reader has created an expertly selected collection of STEM books, materials and parent trainings. Delivering through Raising A Reader’s network of affiliates in low income and non-English speaking communities we can ensure STEM learning reaches children from a young age who would otherwise miss out.

Your personal commitment to educating underserved children across the nation is so inspiring and your efforts to support Raising A Reader through Literacy Programs for Children have been vital! 

If you can, please consider making a special donation to our Microproject STEM Literacy for 100 Disadvantaged Children. Funds raised from October through December will directly support a pilot program to implement Raising A Reader With STEM this school year. 

$100 provides our STEM program to one child for one full year – but every small amount helps!

Further information about Raising A Reader With STEM can be found here

Thank you again for all you do to support child literacy and family engagement programs across the nation! Together we can all truly say “I am Raising A Reader” 

 

Yours in Book Sharing
The Raising A Reader Team 

PS. If you have already made a donation to STEM Literacy for 100 Disadvantaged Children, THANK YOU! Perhaps you would like to share your gift on Facebook or Twitter

Introducing children to the joy of reading!
Introducing children to the joy of reading!

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