Logo of Big Brother Mouse, publishing books in Laos

21 March, 2019, Siengkhang Village, Luang Namtha Province, Laos

Launching a Reading Program: For our reading program, we give enough books to each classroom in the school so that children can read every day. Often called "Sustained Silent Reading", this approach develops reading skills, a love of reading, and a habit of reading. We launch the program with a book party, show here. For one full morning or afternoon, our team reads aloud, talks about books, leads outdoor games, and teaches songs about books and reading. At the end, every child gets to choose a book of their own, in addition to the books we leave in the classrooms. Then, beginning in 2015, we do more follow-up visits with the school to be sure the program is set up successfully.

This event was sponsored by World Food Programe (Lao PDR). Thank you!

Our "I Can Read" series lets students move at their own pace, learning one or two letters, then getting practice with them before they learn more. As a letter is introduced, four pictures show words that use that sound. That makes it easy for students to refer back, if they forget a letter.

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