Seven years of reading with Children at Ameneh Nursery

Conversation with the staff involved in implementing book reading in Ameneh Nursery and the influence of the “Read with Me” program on children.Seven years ago, children from the Ameneh Nursery were visiting the Children’s Cultural…

Read with Me libraries in 2020 – Report

COVID-19 pandemic and other social and economic factors made 2020 much different than what we had planned and expected. During this challenging year, all Read with Me colleagues including experts, librarians, promoters, and financial supporters…

Encouraging reception of the “Reading in Families” program by families in Qeshm Island

From January 2021, The Institute for Research on the History of Children's Literature in Iran initiated the "Reading in Families" program in Qeshem Island. Ten teachers and promoters and more than one hundred parents have joined this endeavor.…

Creative librarian encourages students to visit the library

On its initial days of activity, Niayesh School Library, a newly established Read with Me library in Kermanshah, hosted children who weren’t acquainted with the open and joyful environment of Read with Me libraries. The librarian who’s also…

The Forgotten children of Shir-Abad

For many years, the ‘Read with Me’ project has tried to connect with deprived families to provide early educational opportunities and equip their children with the needed literacy skills before they enter primary school. At the same time,…

Read with Me in Times of Coronavirus, 2020 Report

We have all been living in a coronavirus pandemic for months. Kindergartens, schools and libraries were closed, so Read with Me had to transform its activities. The consequences of this pandemic were unfortunate for children as it kept them…

Reading books on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

An experience from a Read with Me library in GhassemAbad village, JiroftMahboubeh Ekhlasi, the tireless librarian of Sepehr Library, winner of Jabbar Baghtchban Award 2020, read-aloud the book “Susan Laughs” on the International…

Nomadic Children, Nomadic Librarians

Lorestan is a province home to nomadic groups. They migrate southwards in cold seasons and live in the mountains during spring and summer. In autumn and winter, some of their children study in an elementary school in Godargeh village. They return…

Azarestan Library Doesn’t Leave Children Behind During the Pandemic

It has been 6 years since the workers at Azarestan Construction Co. have adopted a new custom within their families and started reading books. In 2014, a Read with Me project, unlike any other, started in this company with full support from…

International White Cane Day: experiences with blind and visually impaired children

The 15th day of October is International White Cane Day. On this day, we share with you the experience of a Read with Me teacher with blind and visually impaired students.Fahimeh Jahantigh teaches in an elementary school for children with…

SiBiLak, Children’s Companion on First Day of School

On one of the first days of school, a Read with Me teacher in Bonjar, Sistan & Balouchestan province read-aloud a story to her first-grade students. The story was chosen from the Learning Phonological Awareness Skills story book which aims…

International Day of Peace: activities in a Read with Me center

On the International Day of Peace, tutors at Mehr-o-Mah Empowerment Center shared the books “Little Blue and Little Yellow” and “How to Heal a Broken Wing” with children.Peace is a living value. Peace is a universal concept. When…

My Forever Dress, an Experience in Jiroft

َA Read with Me promoter in Jiroft held an online read-aloud session, reading "My Forever Dress" to a group of children under 6 years old. She writes about this experience: "Today, I read-aloud the book "My Forever Dress" to a group of children…
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iRead Interview with Zohreh Ghaeni, Founder of Read with Me Program

About iRead The IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award has been established by the Shenzhen iRead Foundation and IBBY to encourage a real commitment to the cause of reading promotion in the hope of spreading this dedication to others…

Read with Me Library Activities during the Pandemic

Read with Me librarians haven’t forgotten about children during the pandemic. Children’s mental and social well-being is one of their main concerns which is why they work towards counteracting the damage done by the closure of schools, libraries…

Story of a Child-centered Library Longing for Children to Visit

In late autumn, one of the teachers at Nabovvat Elementary School, a school in the marginal regions of Tehran, joined the Read with Me program through the One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library campaign. She requested the establishment of a…

Reading Promotion from Home – an experience in Sarpol-e Zahab

Read with Me Libraries have been closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and consequently members lost access to books. However, Read with Me promoters did not sit idly. Given the restrictions, they still tried to continue their activities for…
Read with Me in Flooded Regions of Iran

Read with Me in Flooded Regions of Iran

Introduction Since the beginnings of the series of destructive floods all over Iran in spring 2019, Read with Me experts have been attempting to evaluate the possibilities and conditions to organize a program for helping flooded regions, utilizing…