Programs for Primary Schools and Kindergartens
Kindergartens and schools should provide children with the opportunity to be read to everyday. They should also educate parents on the role of reading to children for the purpose of their overall development. Our reading programmes support implemetning daily reading aloud to children.
"Kindergartens that Read" Programme
The "Kindergartens that Read" Programme is a cost-free and easy way to prepare children better for the demands of school and life. It is while in kindergarten that children are at the most crucial age for intensively learning about the world and developing a multitude of skills. At this stage of life, children learn language very intensively - the main tool of obtaining knowledge, mastering thinking and social skills. In this regard, daily reading by an adult is a very effective way of building rich vocabulary, correct grammar and syntax without formal lessons, as well as improving a child's speech.
Moreover, by means of daily reading aloud to a child, we raise a person equipped with a broad knowledge and imagination, able to reason and differentiate between good and evil. It is especially important in the contemporary world dominated by the electronic media which promote materialism and aggressive mass culture.
"Schools that Read" Programme
The core of the programme is teachers daily reading aloud daily to students at school. It should be done just for sheer pleasure, so children associate reading with joy and curiosity. It is the best way to encourage them to read by themselves and become true readers - persons who are keen on reading a lot, learn easily and face the challenges posed by life more effectively. We invite teachers of primary and secondary schools, along with technical and vocational schools to consider introducing at school the simple or mixed mode of the programme.
Reading schould always be a pleasure for a child and never a compulsion,
punishment or boring experienace.
8th October 2012
The collaboration of nine partners from eight different countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Spain) will draw experience from different types of volunteer services, some with longer traditions, others with less.
3rd October 2012
LIKA KLUB publishing house in collaboration with Every Czech Reads to Kids non-profit organisation currently publishes a great book by the Italian writer Gianni Rodari entitled "Fairy Tales over the Phone",
2nd October 2012
2nd December 2011