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
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A "special family moment", sharing books together!