How it works
We will keep the library of books safe and sound at Evolution, and for each session bring the books which are then assigned to kids to share, ideally 2 kids per book. One copy of the book will be read aloud by our “Reader Leader”, with the kids being encouraged to follow along in their copy. The children will experience the joy of reading and will be invited to participate and interact where appropriate, with animal noise, and special character voices of course!
As the island has many kids of all ages, the groups will rotate each month so all kids can handle and enjoy the books multiple times during the school year. We are also giving out books as prizes to kids willing to stand up and read aloud themselves, or just for being particular enthusiastic during the session. The hope being that they take them home and enjoy them with their family to encourage more reading.
Our mission is to provide books for children to read, and be read to, in a fun and positive environment. We will conduct bi-monthly (or more, if popular!) reading programmes in the school led by a native or fluent English speaker with buckets of enthusiasm. We are not trying to improve or teach literacy, we are simply trying to allow children handle and experience fun, non-school books in the hope that this can sew the seeds of a future interest in independent reading. We also hope to teach parents that books and reading are a critical part of any child’s(or adult’s) personal development.