There’s a saying that goes, “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader”. We couldn’t agree more. Learning to read is a foundational skill. It is essential not only for success in school and beyond, but also for the development of our cognitive abilities such as reasoning and deduction.
Answers to the question “Why is reading so important to children?” are hardly difficult to come by: research abounds, governmental policy proliferates, and society long ago appeared to have reached a general consensus as to the importance of reading to a child’s chances of success in later life…
Parents and teachers often ask us what kind of resources they should use to help their children or students learn to read. To assist, we thought we would share with you what resources we like to use in our literacy treasure chests, Book Boxes.
help2read’s 10th anniversary is marked by the warm thanks and gratitude expressed by all its schools. We are especially grateful to have been recognised as an important contributor to the education of South Africa’s primary school learners.
help2read came about because at the end of the last century I was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s amazing achievement and believed, as he did, that there can be no true democracy without education and no education without literacy.
It all started with a girl and her dog! Just over 10 years ago Marielle Moss and her dog Maya laid the foundations for help2read, recruiting the first six volunteers who provided reading help and literacy skills development to Grade 3 and 4 learners at Muizenberg Junior School in the Western Cape.
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