May is Get Caught Reading Month! At Raising Readers, we love any reason to celebrate good books. So, it’s no surprise that May is one of our favorite months because we celebrate not one but ... Read More »
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Raising Readers news, events, booklists and updates.
Sometimes people in the literacy world throw terms around like everyone knows what they mean. Worse, sometimes people use the same words to mean different things! That leaves the rest of us... Read More »
Raising Readers featured on WCSH’s 207 We are over the moon to have been given the spotlight on WCSH 6’s 207 recently. Over the past 18 years, thanks to the Libra Foundation’s generous... Read More »
Dear Friend of Raising Readers: On behalf of Raising Readers, I’m excited to share with you the 2017 Raising Readers Annual Report. With help from 1,200 healthcare providers at 358 participating... Read More »
Have you visited your local library lately? They aren’t just books anymore! There are arts and crafts, play time, singing and other fun activities all designed to help young children start on the ... Read More »
The spring season in Maine brings an amazing line up of not-to-be-missed literacy conferences, and you’re invited to attend. Spots fill quickly, so register early! 2018 Literacy Connections ... Read More »
What is Early Brain Development? Those who spend time with children can’t help but marvel at their growth. From scrunched-up newborns to busy toddlers, the visible changes in the first three... Read More »
So often, we’re asked “Why do doctors give Raising Readers’ books at well-child visits?” The short answer: reading aloud to babies and children is one of the most important acts a parent or... Read More »
Year three of the Read to ME Challenge will kick off on February 1, 2018. First Lady Ann LePage will launch the campaign by reading to children in a Maine elementary school. She will follow... Read More »
Why is Reading to Children So Important? by Susan Bennett-Armistead, Ph.D. and Gabriel Civiello, M.D. (excerpted from ‘Building Brains by Making Connections,’ published in Parent... Read More »
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