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Children lose up to two months' worth of reading during school holidays
Students who keep reading during school breaks can prevent the summer slide
We provide children with opportunities to read anytime, anywhere, on any device

*Rethinking summer slide: The more you gain, the more you lose, Kappan, 2019.

When families read together, everyone wins

When families read together, everyone wins

Family reading fosters a positive learning environment, improving reading comprehension, attention span, and communication from an early age and setting children up for success later in life.

“Parents are key partners of teachers.” The World Bank

Double your impact

Thanks to the generosity of our Board, all donations to Worldreader will be matched two to one until August 31. Thank you for getting families reading!


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We get where the education system can’t reach

Since 2010, Worldreader has supported more than 21 million readers in over 100 countries. We get children reading by guiding families, caregivers, and their children on a digital reading journey that improves children’s reading comprehension, emotional intelligence, and digital literacy skills  – even when school is out.

Here’s our plan to support children this summer:

Get families involved in reading

Get families involved

We give parents and caregivers the tools they need to support their children and foster a culture of home reading during the summer and beyond.

Provide continuous support for reading

Provide continuous support

Our summer reading programs include books, activities, challenges, and motivational messages to get and keep children reading.

Reading promote social-emotional growth

Promote social-emotional growth

With every book, children develop key social and emotional skills, strengthening their empathy and learning about expressing and managing feelings.

Worldreader powers a library full of wonder

Offer a library full of wonder

With over 3,000 titles and engaging learning activities, our library takes children on epic reading adventures for a summer worth remembering.

Help readers like Matilda, Génesis, and Carmello

Matilda from Ghana
“I feel happy when I read. I feel like all my dreams can come true.”

Mariosis and Génesis from Peru
“All children and families around the world need this type of support. My daughter’s life really changed since she started reading”.

Jasmine and Carmello from the US
“The program has been a joy for both me and my son and we both get to spend time together. My son loves to do the activities.” 

Read anytime, anywhere with BookSmart

BookSmart is Worldreader’s complete digital reading experience that keeps children and their families reading all year round. At home, on the bus, in the park, or at the beach, families can read for free at the touch of a finger.

Thousands of books in multiple languages

Access anytime, anywhere, on any device, including mobile phones

Reading challenges that jumpstart reading

Activities that build literacy skills and social-emotional learning

Tips to support caregivers, and much more

There are countless types of families in the world, and unfortunately, many children are without a family to call their own. However, some of us are fortunate enough to choose our own family as we grow older. If you want to help a child in your life learn and grow, you can read with them for free on BookSmart

Explore our summer reading resources