Educating young minds, in many ways
Do you remember the excitement of rushing home to read a book that you hoped would never end? Of getting so immersed in a game that you forgot everything else, and realized years later that the experience was not only fun, but also helped you develop a well-rounded set of mental, physical, and interpersonal skills?
We're Big Brother Mouse, a Lao-based, Lao-owned organization. Since 2006, we've been publishing "books that make literacy fun!" In 2016, we opened Big Sister Mouse, a school on the outskirts of Luang Prabang, with students ranging from pre-school to young adults. There we create a learning environment that is fun and satisfying, while also helping young people develop all their abilities, from reading and math and languages to life skills such as perseverance and cooperation.
Big Brother Mouse is based in Luang Prabang, Laos; we also have a bookshop in Vientiane.
Left: Students ranging in age from 3 to 23 enjoy many approaches to education at Big Sister Mouse. We play games that develop number and word skills, geography and strategic thinking, spatial thinking and teamwork. Children learn the alphabet from books and the blackboard, by being blindfolded and feeling letters cut from sandpaper, and by playing games with oversize letters. They learn basic computer skills, including simple programming with a special language called Scratch. Students who have learned a skill often teach it to others. And everyone enjoys practicing English with visitors. (More about Volunteering)
The Story of Big Brother Mouse offers a lively introduction to what we do. We invite you to download this PDF and share with friends: The Story of Big Brother Mouse. Also available in Lao, German, French and Japanese editions; other languages are in preparation.