BENEFITS

Reading a book together brings the added joy of building and expanding a sense of community among students, parents, teachers, and staff. Below, you’ll find the attributes that distinguish Read to Them’s family literacy programs.

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One School, One Book program with suite of reading tools and resources

One School, One Book

By participating in a One School, One Book program, you have access to a ready-made suite of reading tools and resources for the classroom and home. Launching the program is as easy as logging into the Client Portal and accessing your materials!

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One District, One Book

Are you looking to strengthen the sense of community between schools in your district? One District, One Book is the perfect chance to coordinate a reading event across your district, all with the same fun and flexibility as our flagship program. 

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States Read One Book

With States Read One Book, not only do you receive the materials that get you excited to participate, but your title and program launch date are preselected. A States Read also offers price efficiency, making it a great first step into one of our family literacy programs.

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Read To Them and Families

All of our programs offer the opportunity for families to spend quality time with each other. We provide families with both the flexible structure and essential reading tips to incorporate reading aloud and fun reading activities into their everyday lives.

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Kids receiving supplies and school reading program book

Access to SCHOOL READING PROGRAM books

Participating children receive a book to keep and further build their personal library.

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family engagement

A school-wide read grants the perfect opportunity to further involve families in student learning.

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Educator-Created

Our programs and materials have been fine-tuned by teachers for teachers.

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Ready-made Resources & TOOLS

Your school reading program is equipped with materials that make launching your event as easy as opening a file.

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Peer-Reviewed Books

We review each title for sensitive content so you can select the ideal book for your reading community.

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Flexibility

Our reading programs for kids are designed to easily adjust to the needs of individual classrooms, schools, and communities.

SCHOLASTIC REPORT

Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report (seventh edition) is a national survey with findings that support key principles Read to Them emphasizes, such as the importance of parental involvement and children reading for pleasure outside of school. Here are a few of the report’s key findings:

54%

More than half of children ages 0-5 (54%) are read aloud to at home 5-7 days a week. This declines to one in three kids ages 6-8 (34%) and one in six kids ages 9-11 (17%).

83%

When it comes to being read aloud to at home, more than eight in 10 children (83%) across age groups say that they loved or liked it a lot—the main reason being it was a special time with parents.

71%

More than seven out of ten parents of children ages 6-17 (71%) rank strong reading skills as the most important skill a child should have, and more than half of kids (54%) agree.

75%

Three out of four parents (75%) wish their children would read more books for fun, and more than seven out of ten wish their children would do more things that did not involve screen time.

51%

Half of all children ages 6-17 (51%) are currently reading a book for fun, and another one in five (20%) just finished one.

65%

Nearly two out of three children (65%)—up from 2012 (60%)—agree that they will always want to read books in print even though there are ebooks available.