The Ready-Set-GO! English Picture Book Reading Club website is for teachers and parents. I have used these materials and this format in Japanese kindergartens to help parents read English picture books to their children. Doing this as a club means that every family needs to buy only one book, but is able to share the books that the other club members buy, too. And everyone gets to share in the fun of reading picture books with their friends.
I hope you'll give it a try!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Goals of the BRC

The Book Reading Club (BRC) is designed to meet these goals:
  • To inspire, and maintain, parent-child English use at home;
  • To leverage your time as a teacher. That is, to inspire and create a community of teachers (the parents have, after all, studied English for years);
  • To be low-cost, yet provide access to English picture books for the members;
  • And to provide external motivation to keep the parents reading to their kids at home.