Each year, the Ready Readers storytime program is evaluated by an outside consultant. This year’s results once again demonstrate the benefits of our reading program. 100% of the children surveyed stated they like books and almost all students could identify a favorite book. At the end of the school year, 80% could repeat an actual […]
Summer Slide happens for everyone, but it impacts disadvantaged students more. Reading in the summer months allows students to overcome the summer slide and prepares them for school to start again in August. See how reading books at home can prepare all students for the new school year by clicking here.
“Literacy Experiences” means MORE than books! The Crawford Taylor Foundation enabled us to partner with St. Louis Symphony and COCA (Center of Creative Arts) to present a multi-sensory exploration of our Gift Book, The Lion and the Mouse, to our community’s neediest kids!
Join us at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the steps of the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63112) with Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Steve Stenger as they congratulate Ready Readers on 20 yrs of service, announce the launch of the new city-county wide literacy initiative, Turn […]
Singing traditional lullabies and nursery rhymes to babies and infants before they learn to speak is an essential precursor to later educational success and emotional well being. Read more in this article from The Guardian.