Pre-Reading Program

Reading to Children

Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teacher. With the right tools and support, parents and caregivers can positively change the early learning outcomes of young children.

How we work

The Pre-Reading program leverages our Worldreader Kids app, data analytics, and partnerships with publishers, corporations and NGOs to empower parents, caregivers and teachers to read regularly with young children.

Key Projects

Read to Kids India

The Read to Kids program promotes the school readiness of young children by empowering parents, caregivers and teachers to read aloud to children and promote literacy-rich environments in the classroom and home.

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Worldreader Kids – Tuta Tuta

Worldreader Kids Jordan was launched in Jordan with the goal of providing emotional and educational support to conflict-impacted Jordanian and Syrian families by empowering parents and caregivers to read to and with their children via their mobile phones.

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Our progress

5,765

Reading events held since 2015

203,661

Families reached since 2015

177

Communities reached since 2015

Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our Pre-Reading work supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 4, target 4.2, which seeks to ensure all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.

Meet our readers

Ahmad and his family Ahmad and his family Ahmad, Wo’ood, and their four children, are Syrian refugees living in Jordan. Ahmad tells us that the conflict in Syria has been particularly hard on the children. He believes the books on his mobile phone can help. Read More Jordan Lalita Lalita Lalita, a mother of two in Delhi, India, was forced to leave school at a young age and was married by the time she was 14 years old. Now, she reads to her daughters every night so they can have a better future. Read More Delhi, India Shivani and Rumana Shivani and Rumana Shivana and Rumana are two sisters from Delhi, India, aged 15 and 16 respectively. These two sisters use the Read to Kids app on their mobile phone to read stories to children in their community.  Read More Delhi, India Pradeep Pradeep Pradeep is a father of 2 boys who now regularly reads to his sons using the Read to Kids app. Like many of the parents we have spoken to, Pradeep says it has been an essential source of growth for his children. Read More Delhi, India

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