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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 Cooperates with Child Labor Association

Education has become a worldwide issue since the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point in time, many children have lost access to education and are facing difficulties. In Iran, children who faced limitations due to child labor or migration even…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Read with Me on World Peace Day!

Activities on World Peace Day On September 21st, World Peace Day, Read with Me promoters had different plans prepared. In Rafsanjan, Kerman province, two promoters asked children to retrieve envelopes containing messages about peace from the…

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…
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New Groups of Mothers Join the Reading with Babies & Toddlers Program

Reading is both habit and skill. But for babies and toddlers, it’s more than that. It’s an effective tool for their mental and emotional growth. The first two years is especially vital in their mental, lingual and social development. Hence…
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Dayan Library Is Now Open to Qaleh Morqi Children

Dayan Empowerment Foundation Dayan Empowerment Foundation is located at Qaleh Morqi district in southern Tehran. The district faces many difficulties due to being populated. It has been isolated because of the two railways that separate it…

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…

I Am Not a Chair!: A Reading Aloud Experience

"I Am Not a Chair!" is a book about a giraffe that everybody mistakes for a chair. But he is not as self-confident as to tell them he’s not a chair, but a giraffe. At first he endures a smelly skunk and a heavy rhinoceros sitting on him and…

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