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Coronavirus cannot separate us from children!

Read with Me in Times of Social Isolation during the Coronavirus outbreak In March 2020, due to the crisis situation of the coronavirus outbreak, schools and public education centers were closed including Read with Me libraries and centers.…

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 2020New Year is approaching and it’s time for cleaning and tidying the house. My…

Why Wash My Hands? health education through reading books

Why Wash My Hands? health education through book readingThe 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…

Why Am I Here: The Big Question Read-aloud

Why Was I Born? The Big Question Read-aloud“You are here to kiss the clouds.” This is what the pilot says when asked the big question. In “The Big Question”, people and things are faced with this big question: why are you here?…

Mothers Cooperate on Read-aloud Week

Mothers Cooperate on Read-aloud WeekRead 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…

A Bird Nest for Winter: experiences on International Animal Rights Day

Books with environmental themes and living values have been chosen by the Read with Me program to impart these concepts with children around Iran. Accordingly, librarians at Gouriyeh Read with Me Library, have shared their experience of reading…

Please be kind to animals: experiences on International Animal Rights Day

Javanroud Read with Me Library experiencesThe librarians at Javanroud Read with Me Library planned an interesting activity on International Animal Rights Day. Educating children to care for the environment and imparting living values to…

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…

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…

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…

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 studentsActivities…

Little Firefighters at Khansar Library

۲۹ September is firefighters and safety day in Iran. On this occasion, Khansar Library’s librarians planned a creative program to introduce children to the activities of firefighters and create a dynamic atmosphere in the library.Below,…

Sailing Off from the Library to Where the Wild Things Are!

Book Name: Where the Wild Things Are Author: Maurice Sendak Number of Children: 18 Center: Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center – Tehran Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak is an incredible picture book. In each page, children experience…

Just a Minute: an excuse for a couple of minutes of dialogue

Just a Minute is a book based on a Mexican folk tale written by Yuyi Morales. The book is multi-faceted and has many layers. Its creative, humorous text and delightful illustrations makes it a pleasurable experience for the reader.  The text…

Turtles, Storks and Hopscotch: A Creative Education

Basic Literacy Creative Education through Literature is about learning and entertainment at the same time. Whereas formal education doesn’t recognize children’s need for entertainment. Creative Education through Literature connects with…

Read with Me in Kermanshah Book City

Read with Me in Kermanshah Book City Three years has passed since Read with Me first set foot in Kermanshah Province. Since then, many cabin libraries and school libraries have been established and equipped. Also, more than 60 teachers and…

Read with Me, A Cool Breeze in the Hot Summer of Brick Kilns

Children of southern Tehran’s brick kilns, have been experiencing group reading sessions every summer for a few years now. A blessing made possible through Read with Me volunteers. Brick kiln workers migrate from far away villages and cities…

The Reading Aloud Experience of A Creative Teacher

A creative teacher in Kousha House for Children, reads the book "I Am Not a Chair!" by Ross Burach to her preschool students. In this exciting Reading Aloud session, she includes so many different activities and discusses many interesting topics…