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Need it? Find it.
We want inspiration to live here on the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES ideas blog.
We are proud to announce the opening of this new forum, where we will showcase great ideas by innovators and influencers and share how they are spreading the message of daily reading aloud for 15 minutes from birth.
We hope that our partners across the country will turn to this blog to find inspiring ideas that they can use in their communities — ideas they can build, morph, and maybe even better — toward our shared quest to transform daily reading aloud from a “nice” activity into an “essential” one.
What ideas? In the first few weeks we will highlight great — or should we say, brilliant? — initiatives already underway from partners including:
- Restaurant readers. In Hillsboro, Wis., a group is putting laminated books into the hands of young diners and inspiring reading aloud at restaurants.
- We can brand that! The United Way in Orange County has built a diverse coalition of community groups by raising awareness of its program, OC Reads, in innovative ways.
- Hungry for knowledge. A library and a food pantry saw an opportunity to collaborate, and families have been the beneficiaries.
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is more than a non-profit. It is, in essence, an idea. But ideas require action to become reality. That’s where our partners — that’s YOU —come in. This blog showcases ideas — the idea of Read Aloud 15 MINUTES — turned into action. We want you to share them, discuss them, enhance them….
… Do them.
Do you have a great initiative that is already making daily reading aloud for 15 MINUTES a reality in your community? We want to know about it! Share your ideas here and watch the seed of your inspiration grow into action in communities across the country.
Welcome to the Read Aloud Ideas blog. Together, we can make daily reading aloud for 15 MINUTES from birth a reality — and change the face of education in this country.