Motivating Children to Read
Ready…Set…Read!!! nurtures the motivation to read among preschool and elementary school children. Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. We have a vision of the future where all children love to read and have books of their own to enjoy.
Our volunteers provide one-on-one reading support to preschool children at Growing Minds and elementary students at Juniper School in Escondido. Volunteers meet weekly in students’ classrooms – sitting side by side …… reading and talking together about the books children have selected to read.
Program funds make it possible for:
- Volunteers to deliver gifts of books twice each year to students
- An author of children’s books to visit school campuses and to present fun and interesting assemblies for all students. The author also visits classrooms and meets with students and teachers. These visits stimulate students’ interest in reading and writing. Volunteers help prepare for the author’s visit.