A project to promote family reading for children aged 0–3 in vulnerable groups.
The first three years of a child's life hold extraordinary significance for their cognitive development. It's a time when neurons multiply and synaptic connections flourish, laying the foundation for future growth.
Never again will their minds be as receptive and adaptable as they are now. That’s why exposing children to positive learning experiences from birth can significantly shape their lifelong journey.
Unfortunately, educational disparities between impoverished and middle-income families are significant, starting early and persisting throughout their school years. To unlock their full potential, we must recognise the importance of this critical period and ensure that enriching experiences are provided right from the start.
The three main objectives of this program are:
Stimulating curiosity and imagination
Developing language and communication skills
Laying the foundations for reading
Online training sessions focused on literacy.
After the training, each reading ambassador receives ten two-book bags to offer to kids from disadvantaged families.
Each bag contains two illustrated books suitable for children aged 0-3.
*The distribution of educational resources is based on participation in training sessions and the implementation of activities in the classroom/group.
Reading Workshops for children, parents, and grandparents
These workshops become vibrant hubs of shared knowledge, focusing on the joy of books, the art of reading, and interactive activities.
Dedicated Facebook Group
Results in 2022
children and their families
For some of the children we reached through the Two Books in a Bag project, it was the first time they saw a book. At first, they explored it as an object, almost like a toy, and then we ventured into its pages together. I was captivated by the enchantment that unfolded as each child interacted with the book. It creates a magical dimension every child should experience at home with their family.
Senior Inspector, Department of Social Assistance, Balan City Hall Reading Ambassador, Harghita County