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 25, 2015

J is Reading!

Boy and mom
Boy and mom

Over the last two months, parents have been introduced to Raising A Reader and children will get excited to take home a little red bag full of books each week. With your support, over 1000 children and their families are participating in Raising A Reader this school year.  This includes adding new classrooms and introducing the new STEM and Special Needs books to children and families.

Below is a story about a little boy named J.

J went to from Jump Start University Child Care, a small daycare in one of the most poverty stricken areas in North Carolina.

Fall 2014:

J is reading!! The Raising A Reader Coordinator didn’t believe the teacher at first but she told J to get the “Cat In The Hat” book and read it.  He sat down on the cushion beside the teacher and started reading. The teacher thought he memorized the book. The teacher asked him to pick any book from the book shelf and read.  He then picked up “Hooray for Fish”, by Lucy Cousins. He read it! Then he picked up Dr. Seuss’s “Fox in Socks” (he likes Dr. Seuss books) and started reading.  When asked if Raising A Reader had anything to do with his reading success, the teacher said that it was definitely a major part of the success story because of constant flow of books going into the home. 

Fall 2015:

J entered kindergarten in August 2014.  He was tested along with the other children in his kindergarten class and he is reading at a third grade level. J also was accelerated up to the first grade.  The teachers in the class were amazed at his accomplishments and applauded his teachers and the Raising A Reader program. They were astounded by his vocabulary and comprehension skills which tested very high for a five year old. The parents stated that Raising A Reader was a wonderful program that put quality books into their home every week. They said that the teachers gave techniques on reading with J and ideas on what books to select when they take their son to the library. J’s mom, who is taking college classes, was so thankful for the Raising A Reader program because it gave them books at home when it was extremely hard for her to get out and go to the library.  

Raising A Reader continuously hears stories about families in the program and we love sharing them with you! Your continued support helps Raising A Reader families across the country develop, practice and maintain early learning skills crucial to future success. 

Thank you for changing the lives of children and families in need.

Yours in book sharing,
The Raising A Reader Team

Boy with his books
Boy with his books

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Nov 25, 2015

J is Reading!

King A
King A

Over the last two months, parents have been introduced to Raising A Reader and children will get excited to take home a little red bag full of books each week. With your support, over 1000 children and their families are participating in Raising A Reader this school year.  This includes adding new classrooms and introducing the new STEM and Special Needs books to children and families.

Below is a story about a little boy named J.

J went to from Jump Start University Child Care, a small daycare in one of the most poverty stricken areas in North Carolina.

Fall 2014:

J is reading!! The Raising A Reader Coordinator didn’t believe the teacher at first but she told J to get the “Cat In The Hat” book and read it.  He sat down on the cushion beside the teacher and started reading. The teacher thought he memorized the book. The teacher asked him to pick any book from the book shelf and read.  He then picked up “Hooray for Fish”, by Lucy Cousins. He read it! Then he picked up Dr. Seuss’s “Fox in Socks” (he likes Dr. Seuss books) and started reading.  When asked if Raising A Reader had anything to do with his reading success, the teacher said that it was definitely a major part of the success story because of constant flow of books going into the home. 

Fall 2015:

J entered kindergarten in August 2014.  He was tested along with the other children in his kindergarten class and he is reading at a third grade level. J also was accelerated up to the first grade.  The teachers in the class were amazed at his accomplishments and applauded his teachers and the Raising A Reader program. They were astounded by his vocabulary and comprehension skills which tested very high for a five year old. The parents stated that Raising A Reader was a wonderful program that put quality books into their home every week. They said that the teachers gave techniques on reading with J and ideas on what books to select when they take their son to the library. J’s mom, who is taking college classes, was so thankful for the Raising A Reader program because it gave them books at home when it was extremely hard for her to get out and go to the library.  

Raising A Reader continuously hears stories about families in the program and we love sharing them with you!Your continued support helps Raising A Reader families across the country develop, practice and maintain early learning skills crucial to future success. 

Thank you for changing the lives of children and families in need.

Yours in book sharing,
The Raising A Reader Team

NC group
NC group

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Aug 27, 2015

Back to School with Raising A Reader

As families head back to school over the next month, parents will be trained on the importance of early literacy and children will get excited to take home a little red bag full of books each week.

With your support, over 1000 children and their families will participate in Raising A Reader this school year! Over the past year, Raising A Reader has built new collections including Exceptional Diversity and STEM, and has continuously seen statistically significant increases in the amount of time spent reading together and the amount of books read between adult and child in parent surveys. 

In New York, Head Start parents are raving about the program:

“The program is great. We read the books and then we discuss the stories together. We also love the fact they are bilingual.”  

“I really like the red bags and the books, we read every afternoon and since having the bags we read more often. We love having a variety of books.”

“I like the program and the books, my son knows his colors and he interprets the story on his own and tells me.”

Your continued support helps Raising A Reader families across the country develop, practice and maintain early learning skills crucial to future success. 

You truly are changing the lives of children and families in need.

Yours in book sharing,
The Raising A Reader Team

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