A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers
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Scholastic has donated 1 million books to Reach Out and Read, a literacy charity that works to provide books to at-risk children via doctors and nurses.
The UK’s National Literacy Trust reveals that children’s on-screen reading has overtaken reading in print. But screen-only readers appear to struggle more and enjoy it less.
Tens of millions of kids will never see a a book in the language they speak, so NGO Room to Read has published 850 titles in Lao, Hindi, Tamil, Kiswahili, and 25 other languages.
McDonald’s in the UK are replacing Happy Meal toys with educational books to help boost literacy; they plan to distribute 15 million books by the end of 2014.
A community wide push in Kalamazoo, Michigan, including mailing books to children and orchestrating library visits, has boosted library book check-outs by 19%.
For International Literacy Day this September 8th, India’s Pratham Books is seeking 100 “champions” of reading to host storytelling sessions around the country.
Across America individuals are erecting Little Free Libraries — 2’ x 2’ birdhouse like boxes — that encourage people to ‘take a book, leave a book.’
Teaching literacy to our youngest should be a top priority of any society. When money is an issue, charities can help. Where to you donate and why?
A report issued by the Sesame Workshop compares the benefits children gain from physical books, e-books and enhanced e-books, finding print largely better.