On Friday, 27 May 2016, end of academic year and end of Read with Me course in this year was celebrated in Supportive Education Center of MahmoudAbad in the presence of children, mothers, tutors, RWM experts and some guests. 45 preschoolers, 40 children from kindergarten, 20 children from elementary school who are library members and about 50 mothers took part in this ceremony.
The ceremony was started by playing some pieces by a music band invited to the ceremony, after welcoming the guests, which made a happy and joyful atmosphere for children.
Then some preschoolers, who receive “Basic Literacy improvement through Literature” education by working with “Learning Sounds” and “Learning Alphabet” Packages, introduced some phonemes to the audience by singing a song. Also, all the preschoolers sang the “Learning Alphabet” song together.
The music band performed a folklore song with children, which was very well received by the audience.
Live performance of some Iranian traditional Music pieces and an introduction of traditional music instruments to children and families was another part of the ceremony. Then a well-known child song was read by all the children and audience.
As a lateral event of this ceremony, an exhibition of quality books had been held and mothers were invited to visit this exhibition and make a memorable day for their children by buying a book. This exhibition, which was the first book exhibition in MahmoudAbad neighborhood, was very well-received and made mothers and their children familiar with book exhibitions.
Supportive Education Center of MahmoudAbad (Cultural Center) is one of the successful centers of Read with Me in Tehran. The library in this center has started its activity since 2015 for children and adolescents in the neighborhood and families of workers in MahmoudAbad brick making kilns. This library gives service to different age groups of preschool, elementary school, and high school and it holds several Reading Aloud sessions, book-related activities and “Learning Sounds” and “Learning Alphabet” packages related works.
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