Reading books on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

An experience from a Read with Me library in GhassemAbad village, Jiroft Mahboubeh 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…

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…

Read with Me Libraries in 2019

The role of libraries in strengthening the bonds of children with books has been of utmost importance to the Read with Me program. Therefore, classroom libraries have been an inseparable part of every project regardless of region or circumstances.…

Read with Me Activities During Coronavirus Outbreak, March 2020

Read with Me At Home By the end of February 2020, schools and kindergartens in Iran were closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, disconnecting teachers and the students in the centers where the Read with Me project was implemented. Beside the…

We Grow Up Too, Just Like Little Tad

Book Name: Little Tad Grows Up, by Giuliano Ferri Location: Read-aloud session at home, Caravan Village, Qeshm Island, Hormozgan Province Date: March 2020 New Year is approaching and it’s time for cleaning and tidying the house. My…

A Brief Look at One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library Campaign in 2019

One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library campaign is a subcategory of the Read with Me program that is being implemented with the collaboration of the Read with Me Fan Club, a group of volunteers supporting and promoting the Read with Me program.…

Let’s Save Mother Nature: activities on national recyclable resources week

National Recyclable Resources Week can is a great opportunity to engage in environmental activities. Reading and book-related activities are appropriate means of teaching the importance of protecting trees and jungles, rivers and seas, recycling…

Letter from a Father

The Read with Me team received a letter from a father of two young members of Madar "Read with Me" Library in Jiroft. The importance of families in reading promotion is one of the foundations of the Read with Me program. Quality children’s…

Why Wash My Hands? health education through reading books

Why Wash My Hands? health education through book reading The importance of health education among children and adolescents has become clear ever since the coronavirus outbreak. In this situation, adults have to be careful not to create a…