Entries by editor96

Mothers Cooperate on Read-aloud Week

Mothers Cooperate on Read-aloud Week Read with Me believes in the pivotal role of families in developing social and emotional skills in children. Therefore, on Read-aloud Week, Read with Me centers involved families, especially mothers, in read-aloud activities. The read-aloud experiences of “Kousha House for Children” and “Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center” show once again that Read […]

Let’s Not Forget Children in Flooded Regions of Sistan & Balouchestan

Let’s Not Forget Children in Flooded Regions of Sistan & Balouchestan Amidst a flood of heartbreaking news, the flood of Sistan & Balouchestan province attracted attention to one of the most deprived areas of Iran once again. After years of struggling with drought, the hardworking people of Sistan & Balouchestan are now fighting to survive […]

A Creative Promoter Travels to Bashagard Villages

Zahra is a creative reading promoter and volunteer who joined the Read with Me program through the “One Teacher, One Library, One Classroom” campaign in March 2019. She has been travelling to Bashagard villages in Hormozgan province with her book backpack ever since. Her keen observations and detailed reports, tell of an incredible progress in […]

The Red Bird, a new companion to child laborers

The Red Bird, a new companion to child laborers Book: The Red Bird – by: Astrid Lindgren Date: November 2019 Age Group: Fourth and fifth grades Location: Arfak Association – Anahita Child-centered Library – Shush – Tehran “We won’t have to work because of the snow today!” I heard children whispering to each other, ecstatic […]

Books Strengthen Friendship

Books Strengthen Friendship One characteristic of quality books in children’s literature is intertwining living values within the story in an indirect and intricate manner. Such books create opportunities for dialogue and activities on living values. Below, is the experience of a Read with Me school teacher in Qeshm island which shows how reading books can […]

World Kamishibai Day Pictorial Report

World Kamishibai Day Pictorial Report This year, reading promoters and enthusiasts accepted the invitation to World Kamishibai Day. By performing kamishibai and follow-up activities, they celebrated this occasion alongside the rest of the world. Alongside the International Kamishibai Association of Japan (IKAJA), the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature of Iran invited […]

Kamishibai, an incentive to learning about living values and environment

Kamishibai, an incentive to learning about living values and environment This October, Mehr-o-Mah Empowerment Center performed the kamishibai “Lemon Tree and the Forelock Bird” for children. Through the follow-up activities, children’s attentions were turned towards the importance of preserving the environment. “Lemon Tree and the Forelock Bird” has a rhythmic narrative about pollution and its […]

World Kamishibai Day Invitation

World Kamishibai Day Invitation The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature invites Iran’s teachers, tutors, librarians, promoters and parents to celebrate December 7th (World Kamishibai Day) by performing Kamishibai along with all Kamishibai enthusiasts around the world! Upon joining the International Kamishibai Association of Japan, the institute wishes to spread the joy […]

Institute for Research on History of Children’s Literature joined IKAJA

This year, the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature Joined the International Kamishibai Association of Japan (IKAJA). IKAJA is Japan’s largest kamishibai association. It was established in 2001 to do research on kamishibai theory, apply them to kamishibai performances and promote this wonderful medium to bring people together. Since then, IKAJA members […]

Big Bad Bun at Mehr-o-Mah Empowerment Center

Big Bad Bun at Mehr-o-Mah Empowerment Center Date: Summer 2019 Center: Mehr-o-Mah Empowerment Center Book: Big Bad Bun / author: Jeanne Willis, illustrator: Tony Ross, translator: Masoumeh Ansarian Age Group: 1st-3rd grade students Activities before reading aloud Before starting, I sensed that children are feeling a bit sleepy. We did “jump and clap” movements for […]

Young Library Assistant Shares His Experiences

Young Library Assistant Shares His Experiences The Read with Me program encourages young volunteers to take responsibility for part of the duties in libraries. The cooperation of children in a library that is initially their own, will influence them greatly. Aside from giving them the opportunity to make decisions and cooperate, they can enhance their […]