School officials and educators often find themselves at the center of intense scrutiny in our current educational climate. Their ability to offer a curated selection of books that align with educational goals and community standards is more than a desire—it’s necessary. Kids Read Now understands the pressure schools face to balance these demands. That’s why we provide a service where schools take the lead in crafting a diverse and inclusive book list from which their students can choose. Offering choice is not new for Kids Read Now. This is because we’ve observed how book choice empowers elementary reading successes. In fact, we’ve always offered choice because we understand that every school, like every student, has unique needs and interests.
Our approach offers a dual layer of customization—affirming the school’s autonomy and ensuring each book is appropriate. This dual-choice approach brings peace of mind to educators amid the complex socio-political landscape.
The Importance of Diverse Selections
Schools stand at the crossroads of educational needs and community values, often facing the delicate task of balancing the two. With the ability to tailor their literary offerings, schools are better equipped to provide students with a selection that broadens their horizons and resonates with their varied experiences. This thoughtful curation process ensures students have access to a wide range of books that are enriching and acceptable to the community.
Curating a Safe and Inclusive Book List
At Kids Read Now, we are unwavering in our commitment to creating reading experiences that serve as havens for exploration and discovery. We believe in the magic that comes when children uncover stories that reflect their own lives and expand their understanding of the world. Our diverse collection is carefully curated to respect the unique fabric of each community while championing the joy of reading.
Library of Congress Literacy Award Winner.
Recognized for our implementation of highly successful practices in literacy promotion, including Innovation, Sustainability, Replicability, Measurable Results, and Evidence-Based Practices.
Schools that use the Kids Read Now in-home, independent reading program know why it is so successful at reducing reading gaps, particularly the summer reading slide.
The Power of Book Choice in Reading Successes
The joy of reading is deeply intertwined with the freedom to choose. When children select their books, their engagement skyrockets, making them three times more likely to immerse themselves in the pages. This feeling of autonomy is one reason why book choice empowers elementary reading success.
Kids Read Now empowers schools to provide this level of choice, fostering a sense of autonomy and excitement in young readers.
The Impact of Choice on Reading Habits
Research supports what educators have long observed: a child’s ability to choose their reading material strongly predicts their reading frequency and enthusiasm to sit down and read. Our program nurtures a child’s natural curiosity and builds upon it. Our unique recipe raises anticipation and excitement so that a child feels a personal connection to each book they receive.
A Partnership for Progress
No two educational environments are identical, each facing unique challenges and sensitivities. Kids Read Now partners with schools to honor these differences, supplying a variety of book titles that can be tailored to any setting’s specific needs and goals through our in-home, independent reading program. We help schools get their students reading outside of school time with book choice sans headaches.
Learn More About Our Mission
Every child deserves a bookshelf filled with stories that captivate and inspire. That’s why we invite school officials, educators, principals, and librarians to see firsthand the transformative power of choice in reading. Discover how Kids Read Now can enhance your literary program and help nurture the next generation of avid readers.
Ready to empower your students through choice?
Contact Kids Read Now to book a personalized demo or to discuss how our in-home, independent reading program can benefit your school community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Read Now is dedicated to eliminating reading gaps among pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students. The organization’s mission is underpinned by the belief that access to education and reading should be equal across communities.
Research and observations by Kids Read Now suggest that allowing children to choose their reading material significantly increases their reading frequency and enthusiasm. This autonomy in book selection is a key factor in fostering a deeper engagement and interest in reading among elementary students.
Kids Read Now offers a dual-choice approach, which respects schools’ autonomy in selecting books and ensures that each book is appropriate and inclusive for students. This approach is designed to offer peace of mind to educators and align with the diverse needs of the student community.
Kids Read Now has been recognized with the Library of Congress Literacy Award, acknowledging its successful practices in literacy promotion. This includes innovation, sustainability, replicability, measurable results, and evidence-based practices.
Schools and educators interested in Kids Read Now’s programs can contact the organization for a personalized demonstration or discussion on how the in-home, independent reading program can be integrated into their educational environment. The program is tailored to allow schools to satisfy their students’ and communities’ specific needs and goals.