Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute provides evidence-based programs that foster early literacy for kindergarten reading readiness and programs to build reading success during the first few years of school. Currently our programs reach more than 2,000 children from Aspen to Parachute.
JOIN US FOR READ WITH ME WEEK: Feb. 26 – Mar. 5! Track your read-aloud time at home and win! Participating families are eligible for prizes including four-packs of books, and gift certificates to Target, Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Help us beat last year’s total of 4,120 stories read. Link here to our child-friendly coloring-book tracking form (or pick up at your child’s preschool or a local library).
RAISING A READER ENTERS KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE CLASSROOMS! Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute is now helping Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms foster reading success. Book bags contain read-aloud titles AND first-reader books. Parents learn how to help with the learn-to-read process and are reminded that reading aloud is still important in the K-1 years. Our pilot program begins in Parachute this month.
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you are not currently reading monthly in a classroom, you are missing a fun and rewarding experience. Call us to learn how you can become a classroom reader.
DID YOU KNOW? Cumulatively, 50,000 times last year along the Aspen to Parachute corridor, a RAISING A READER book bag was handed to a child.
Our mission is to foster early literacy bonds between children and their parents to ensure that all young children from Aspen to Parachute develop a love of books and the skills to become successful readers.