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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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06.13.2024 Featured

Advancing Early STEM Learning with Diverse Books: Practical Tips and Resources 

At Raising a Reader, promoting early literacy and STEM education through diverse and inclusive literature is a critical part of our work. Our recent webinar, “Advancing Early STEM Learning with Diverse Books,” and in partnership with the Diverse Books for All Coalition, offered valuable insights and practical strategies for integrating diverse books into early STEM learning.   Here, we share ...

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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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Press Releases

06.10.2024 Featured

The Science of Early Learning: Unlocking the Potential of Babies, Toddlers, and Pre-K Children

As we continue to celebrate Raising a Reader’s 25th anniversary, we find ourselves more committed than ever to understanding the incredible potential of early childhood. Advancements in brain science have shed light on the remarkable growth and development that occur in the first few years of life, underscoring the importance of our mission to support early literacy and family engagement. ...

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05.30.2024 News

Bridging the Summer Gap: Why Continued Learning is Crucial 

Raising a Reader, a national leader in early literacy and family engagement, emphasizes the critical importance of continuous learning over the summer months.    “The summer months offer an opportunity to reinforce and build upon the learning that occurs during the school year,” said Michelle Sioson Hyman, Senior Vice President, Program and Partnerships at Raising a Reader. “However, without resources and learning ...

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