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National Tell A Story Day

April 27th is National Tell A Story Day. This unique holiday is celebrated by storytelling, reading as a family and by creating your own stories. With families at home, now is the perfect time to be sharing stories, especially those that elder members of your family might tell about your family’s past or culture. Here […]

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National Library Week

Access to books is critical for children. According to the Department of Education’s study Access to Reading Materials, “While less than 15 percent of students with between 0 and 10 books scored proficient in 2015, 50 percent of students with more than 100 books did. The data and research are clear – children who have access to print reading materials […]

_The most important thing we can do for our kids while they are doing this distance learning is to make sure they read, read, read._ RI Governor Gina Raimondo. (1)

RI Reads At Home!

To further support families in distance learning, RIDE and the Governor’s office have created “RI Reads At Home: April Reading Challenge.” This team has challenged “all students in Rhode Island to read for at least 20-60 minutes every single day in the month of April.” The recommendations for reading minutes by age level are as follows: […]