Congratulations Taylor Blackwell, Literacy Advocate

Ready Readers would like to congratulate Taylor Blackwell on placing second-runner up in the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen pageant! Taylor’s pageant platform, “Readers are Leaders” is evidence of her commitment to the importance of literacy. Read more about the pageant in the Ladue News.

Suzie Nall: Former Board Member & Passionate Supporter

“A child comes to school as a person, not just as a brain. In order to learn, children have to develop a social attachment to their teachers.” Suzie Nall At Ready Readers we strive to create a relationship between our students and our volunteer readers and instill a passion for reading at a young age. […]

The Results Are In!

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 […]

Avoid the Summer Slide

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.

Singing to children may help development of language skills

  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.