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10.31.2023 News

Read the Room – Using Place and Space to Facilitate Reading

Leveraging technology, family reading and school readiness to improve healthy outcomes for children Caption: Worldreader’s BookSmart app and the Raising a Reader organization are helping to virtually fill the shelves of little libraries in “Kinder Ready” pediatric clinics. By Kristen Walter, Director of US Programs, Worldreader Every clinic waiting room has one: the frazzled adult with several kids in tow, ...

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Summer Reading is Here. Get in Shape. Stay in Shape.

Reading over summer vacation may not be a priority for children, but parents and teachers should make it one.   Why? Summer reading is critical for students to defeat summer learning loss and retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year and help prepare them for the upcoming school year. Students who don’t read are at risk of ...

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02.01.2022 Featured

Can we talk about Bruno?

By Michelle Torgerson, President and CEO, Raising a Reader  Can we talk about Bruno?! Is Encanto’s soundtrack playing on loop at your house? It is at mine, and we almost have all the songs memorized! The movie tells the story of the Madrigal family as they navigate their special powers within their community. So many people—young and old—are feeling seen ...

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10.03.2017 Webinars

Empowering Parents to Engage Through Books

Empowering Parents to Engage Through Books As we enter into National Book Month, all of us at Raising a Reader were once again heartened by the Washington Post article late this summer, “How To Get Kids To Look Away From Their Screens and Take Pleasure in Books.” While we still find it discouraging that it appeared in the Lifestyle section ...

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Press Releases

06.15.2023 Press Releases

Investing in Summer Reading Programs: A Crucial Step towards Learning Recovery and Social Emotional Learning, Experts Say 

Experts are emphasizing the critical role of summer reading programs in promoting learning recovery and fostering social emotional development. Investing in these programs has become an urgent necessity to address the widening educational gaps and support the development of our students.  The disruptions caused by the pandemic have had a profound impact on education, with many students experiencing learning loss ...

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10.17.2022 Press Releases

We’re joining forces with Lit Lab

We are thrilled to announce Raising a Reader is joining forces with Lit Lab’s incredible community committed to serving children and their families, and are accepting the donation of LitLab’s kidappolis, designed for caregivers to support early learning in literacy, math, and science. The bilingual English/Spanish kidappolis app is is aligned with RAR’s mission to engage caregivers in a routine ...

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