Every child deserves to be able to read proficiently in order to learn and grow in their education. AR Kids Read is a high-impact community service strategy which leverages the power of caring volunteers who care to help solve this problem. Our mission is to improve the future of Arkansas children and families by advancing literacy education through community engagement and tutoring so that all children can read proficiently by the end of third grade.
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We’re excited to participate in the last year of ArkansasGives! Mark your calendars. The big day is April 6th!! What is ArkansasGives? More than just a day of giving, ArkansasGives offers an opportunity to come together for one common goal: to empower and support our state’s nonprofits. The motto for ArkansasGives by the Arkansas
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Last week AR Kids Read hosted a tutor workshop on relevant topics influencing education in Central Arkansas and America as a whole: Poverty and Motivation. We received great feedback on the content and discussion. Hopefully this short article will be ample starting ground for thoughts and action on these topics. To watch the workshop CLICK
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Reading the same book over and over again builds a young reader’s confidence. As the mother of two year old twins, I am already witnessing how quickly children become attached to a particular story or character. At our house, we regularly read A Fish Out of Water, Green Eggs and Ham, and Little Gorilla. In
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When I was a kid, I LOVED to read. I remember “reading” even when I didn’t really know how. Take this picture, for example. Either I was really talented and could read upside down at an early age (highly unlikely), or I was just holding this book as a prop and thought I was reading it.
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