Join #SoRead & Enhance your Knowledge
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
#SoRead is a global e-learning initiative designed to enhance literacy, learning and fatherhood bonding, amongst youth.
Reading is more than just translating words into form or learning a fairytale or short story.
Children who are read aloud to have brighter futures and positive lifelong learning and earning potential.
Children who are read to at least 3x a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than 3x a week.
1 in 4 children in America grow up without actually learning how to read
A child is 90% likely to remain a poor reader at the end of the fourth grade if the child is a poor reader at the end of the first grade.
Shared reading facilitates enriched language exposure, listening skills & vocabulary and establishes essential foundational literacy skills.
Reading aloud to children is beneficial for their cognitive development as parent-child reading activates brain areas related to cognitive comprehension and mental imagery
Daily reading opens children’s minds and creates the potential for a continuation of ideas and an endless number of possibilities.
CHANGING THE FUTURE
We can change the future of our children, together! Join the #SoRead global e-learning initiative by:
Tuning into Keion Henderson’s story time, every Thursday at 6pm on
Supporting other families story times by following #SoRead on social media
Uploading your own family story time video using the hashtag #SoRead