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

Starting a Club

To start the clubs, first contact the kindergartens and get their go-ahead, and request that one teacher become a liaison for the BRC. With this teacher choose a date for an Orientation Meeting, and work together to produce a hand-out introducing and describing the BRC in Japanese for all of the children to take home. The bottom of the hand-out needs a simple form for the parents to fill-in and return to their teachers if they are interested in joining the club.