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Reading Start---Early children’s reading program(for children aged 0-6 in Shenzhen, China. )

we advocate the importance of early children's reading through providing systematic and effective guidance to families.

1.Children 0-6 years old in Shenzhen can receive our reading backpacks 2. Continue to train reading promoters by providing professional training 3. Continue to cooperate with the community to carry out various reading activities 4.Spreading project by community events&public service advertising 5.Research on the effectiveness of the program in collaboration with the Harvard School of Education

Overview

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2016

Established

250K

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1

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Not-for-profit
Updated
November 22nd, 2022

About the innovation

Reading Start is an early children’s reading program

What we do?

Reading Start is an early children’s reading program for children aged 0-6 in Shenzhen, China. In this program, we advocate the importance of early children's reading through providing systematic and effective guidance to families. 

We're trying to enhance families' awareness and skills of parent-child reading by distributing reading backpacks to families aged 0-6 years old, training reading promoters and carrying out reading activities in the community.

Why we do it?

Parents generally lack of attention to childre's early reading in china. 

Parents have biases and misunderstandings in early reading

Lack of professional and effective early reading guidance 


Media

Research on the effectiveness of the project
The Harvard School of Education will track the progress of the project synchronously in the whole process , and use big data to study the scientific nature of the project and the influence brought about by early reading.  
Early Children’s Reading Promoter Training Course
Continue to train reading promoters as community "seed" reading instructors by providing professional training. The training course combines the learning of theories and practical reading activities in the communities and taught by excellent experts in the field of early children’s readingThe length of the training course is one and a half years. Students attend the training once every month. Each training session is one weekend long.  After graduation, reading promoters will be scattered to all communities to carry out reading promotion activities ,which provide more families and communities with systematic and effective reading guidance.
Community cooperation and reading activity promotion
The project continues to cooperate with the community, and has completed a total of 515 reading promotion activities in the community by December 31, 2010, involving 7,518 children aged 0-6 years old and 7,909 parents benefiting 15,427 people in total.
Children in Shenzhen can receive our reading backpacks twice. When they are 0-3 years and 3-6 years.
The reading backpacks officially began to be distributed in May 2016, and 75,523 reading backpacks have been distributed as of December 31, 2018, The beneficiary groups covered the entire child and family living in Shenzhen at the age of 0-6. Nearly 120000 families obtained early reading resources through the READING START APP.

Steps

Program development and production

Program development and production 

Families aged 0-6 years old receive the reading backpacks

In order to make it convenient for citizens to get nearby,60 collection points are open in reading backpacks collection points in the city, and the open collection points cover community service centers, women's and children's homes, libraries, kindergartens, book stores and shopping centers.  

The reading backpacks officially began to be distributed in May 2016, and 75,523 reading buds have been distributed as of December 31, 2018, benefiting the whole population of children and families aged 0-6 in shenzhen. Nearly 120,000 families have access to early reading resources through the Reading Start APP


Early Children’s Reading Promoter Training Course

They are taught by excellent experts in the field of early children’s reading, the training course combines the learning of theories and practical reading activities in the communities.  

The length of the training course is one and a half years. Students attend the training once every month. Each training session is one weekend long.

 After graduation, reading promoters will be scattered to all communities to carry out reading promotion activities ,which provide more families and communities with systematic and effective reading guidance.

By the end of 2018, 90 qualified students have been trained. After graduation, the students will be sent to communities as "seed" reading instructors to carry out various reading promotion activities


Community cooperation and reading activity promotion

By the 2018, reading promoters have completed a total of 515 reading promotion activities in communities. the participants included 7518 children aged 0- 6 years old and 7909 parents who benefited from them. 


Effectiveness research

Led by Dr. Chen Si and Professor Snow, the research team from Harvard University assessed the effectiveness of Reading Start. After analyzing the data collected, the research has found that Reading Start program has a significant and positive impact on parent-child reading in families with 0-3 year olds.

 

Compared with children who have not participated in Reading Start, participated children’s vocabulary’s development has improved significantly. Through Reading Start, parents also better understand high quality parent-child education. They generally agree that children should have access to more picture books, interaction with children is important and they should read more themselves.

 

Dr. Chen Si said: “After participating in Reading Start for half a year, parents significantly changed their attitudes toward children’s reading. Behind these positive changes is Shenzhen parents’ passion for parent-child reading. We are very very pleased to see parents’ change, because this is the key to changing family reading environment.” When the backpacks for 3-6 years are being distributed, there will be more research tracking children’s development. In the future, we will continue to answer questions about the mechanism affecting children’s reading. ”



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