Library for children
On average, children in economically depressed communities have between zero and two age-appropriate books in their homes. Without more books, which you can provide, these children will be without an opportunity to fall in love with reading and build the early language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school.
Chosen by researchers and curriculum experts as rich, high-quality texts that will support children’s development of language and literacy skills, the books provided with your donation also touch on issues familiar to every child, such as the arrival of a new baby brother or sister, the excitement of experiencing new places and meeting new people, and the fun of spending time with friends! This basket includes classics such as “Make Way for Ducklings" and “Peter’s Chair," which not only support children in their knowledge of new vocabulary words and concepts, but also help them learn the parts of a story – beginning, middle, and end – and how books work (illustrating what a title is, showing that in English, text is read from left to right, etc.). After reading these stories with an adult mentor, children receive a copy to take home to start their very own home library.