Read with Me Project

Patricia Aldana

Message to Iranian Friends

Dear Friends,
Though we live so far apart, you in Iran and me in Canada, we both care very much about what happens to children and young people in our societies—especially those who suffer from poverty, isolation or mistreatment of any kind.
It seems to me that what you are doing is some of the best work in the world helping children. You are giving them a chance to live full, rich lives in which they can make choices and themselves work to help others. There is no greater gift to a child than becoming a reader who loves books and is lucky enough to be given the very best books. And that is what you are doing. And doing so well.
I wish so much I could come and see you where you live and to learn from you. Sadly, the world is so difficult right now it isn’t possible this year. But I hope so much that it will be some day.
Best wishes,

Patricia AldanaPatricia Aldana is the founder and former publisher of Canada’s preeminent children’s publishing house, Groundwood Books, which published several hundred titles of books in translation. Aldana the founder of the National Reading Campaign and was president of IBBY International 2006- 2010 and the president of the H. C. Andersen Award 2016 - 2018.

Read with Me International Recognition

International Artists, intellectuals and academicians who support Read with Me project

Marit Törnqvist

Marit Törnqvist

Patricia Aldana

Patricia Aldana

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren’s Family

Bill Teale

William Herbert Teale

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson

ثریا قزل ایاغ

Soraya Ghezel Ayagh

Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi

Farhad Hasanzadeh

Farhad Hasanzadeh

Toon Tellegen

Toon Tellegen

Jutta Bauer

Jutta Bauer

Sylvia M. Vardell

Sylvia M. Vardell

Jef Aerts

Jef Aerts

Miriam Martinez

Miriam Martinez

Peter Sís

Peter Sís

Junko Yokota

Junko Yokota

Jabbar Baghtcheban Award

Jabbar Baghtcheban Award

IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award

IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award

آسترید لیندگرن

Nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

آموزش برای توسعه پایدار یونسکو

Nominated to the UNESCO-Japan Prize

The program has three main features:

  • It is expandable

    It is easily adapted and implemented by local organizations or individuals.

  • It is flexible

    The structure is designed in a flexible way so that it can be adjusted to different social and cultural situations covering children of every background.

  • It is sustainable

    Constant supervision and evaluation of the program along with establishing child-centered libraries guarantee the sustainability of the project’s achievements.

Social Networks

Implementation Methods

Basic Literacy Improvement

Combining literacy learning with children’s literature since preschool ages, improves listening and speaking skills in children and affects their reading and writing skills in the future.

Basic Literacy Improvement
Reading Promotion

Reading Aloud

Reading Aloud for children is one of their basic needs to know the children’s literature. Reading aloud is a magic which brings the story to life for children.

Child-centered Library

Child-centered Library

Child-centered libraries provide children with quality books and motivate them to read and experience.

Reading with Babies and Toddlers

Reading is a habit and also a skill. Beyond these, for babies and toddlers it’s a tool for mental and emotional growth.

Reading with Babies and Toddlers
Katherine Paterson

Dear Read With Me Teachers and Librarians:

There is nothing more wonderful than a person who gives his or her life to the nurture of children.‎ As part of Read with Me, you are the courageous persons who are helping children in remote and less privileged areas to know that their minds and spirits—indeed, their lives are of infinite value.‎ Children who know they are valued are able to value others, however different from themselves.‎ When we value other lives, we treat them with respect and compassion.‎ This is how peace is created.‎   I hope you realize that you are not only teaching reading and writing you are peacemakers in our troubled world.‎

Thank you.‎

Katherine PatersonThis message is from Katherine Paterson, the world renowned author, for Read with Me Katherine Paterson’s Website

Educational Workshops

Learning Sounds and Learning Alphabet

Children Literature and methods of Reading Aloud

Children Literature and methods of Reading Aloud

Mother and Baby

Reading with Babies and Toddlers

Role-playing for children

Role-playing for children

کارگاه مبانی تئاتر و پداگوژی

Pedagogical Theatre

کارگاه حقوق کودک را بشناسیم و با آن زندگی کنیم

Knowing and living Children’s Rights

کارگاه چگونه فضای کودک محور داشته باشیم

Child-centered Libraries

کارگاه مبانی رویکرد رجیو امیلیا

Reggio Emilia Approach

The Read with Me project is designed and implemented by the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature.

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The Read with Me project is designed and implemented by the Institute for Research on the History of Children's Literature.