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 21, 2014

Mathew and his little red bag

Share a book with Me
Share a book with Me

Recently Mathew’s family from Kern County wrote to tell us how important Raising A Reader has been in helping him get excited about reading and sharing books together.

“Mathew gets really excited when he gets to take home his red book bag every week with different books. He doesn’t even wait to get them home. He insists on staying in the car to look through them all.

The program has helped him to get more excited about learning to read. It gives us something to look forward to each night as we read together before bed time."

We want to thank you for making stories like this possible.

With your support, over one million Raising A Reader families have changed their child’s academic outlook through the simple habit of sharing a book. As one of the most evaluated programs in the country, Raising A Reader is now a national leader in family engagement and literacy, and a trusted partner in over 2,700 locations across the nation.

Thanks to you, we continue to change lives through a little red bag of books and children who can’t wait to say “share a book with me!”

As always, thank you for all you do to support underserved children and families through Raising A Reader!

Yours in book sharing
The Raising A Reader Team

 

Ps. Gifts for Good is a place for you to do your holiday shopping whilst giving back! Books from the Raising A Reader collection are available now for purchase. PLUS all purchases on #GivingTuesday Dec 2 will be generously matched dollar for dollar by Microsoft.

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

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