Bring Me A Book™

16 Aug

Bring Me A Book™ is the leading advocate for family literacy in Hong Kong

bring me a book 2Their mission:
To advocate for family literacy by facilitating access to quality children’s books and empowering parents and educators to read aloud for future success in school and life.

They believe:
– All children deserve access to quality picture books, and to be read to on a daily basis.
– “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” 1
– Effective reading aloud to children is a skill that can be taught.

bring me a bookResearch shows:
– Reading to children helps to prepare them for success in school and life.2
– Reading aloud with young children can enhance parent-child relationships and prepare young minds to learn language and early literacy skills.3
– Reading aloud to children is one of the most important things a parent can do to increase the bond between parent and child.3
– Hong Kong children have high rates of ability in reading comprehension, but the lowest rates in the world in pleasure derived from reading.4

Bring Me A Book™ provides:
– Access to quality children’s books for all children in Hong Kong, particularly for those who cannot otherwise afford it through our book case and book bag library donation programs.
– Training for parents, teachers, and care providers on the best strategies for reading aloud with children based on the latest research
– Speakers, publications, workshops and conferences to bring the world’s leading experts in literacy and learning to Hong Kong for all audiences.

bring me a book 3Volunteering :
Bring Me A Book™ can only achieve their mission with the support and involvement of people who share their passion for family literacy. Volunteers help Bring Me A Book™ Hong Kong by:
– coming to their offices to help make plastic protective covers for the books that they donate
– becoming a trained storyteller for storytelling sessions at community centres and libraries
– contributing new content for their website and social media platforms
– creating and managing a storytelling programmes in the community
If you are interested in volunteering, complete the application form by following this link to their website.

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