Logo of Big Brother Mouse, publishing books in Laos

7 January, 2013, Naborn Village, Xayaboury Province, Laos

Book party: At book parties we read from books, play games, and sing songs. At the end of each book party, every student gets to choose a book, usually the first book they've ever owned. Then we give more to the school. Our book parties have two goals. First, we get children excited about books. (Previously, most of them had seen textbooks, but never a book they were eager to read.) Second, we observe closely, to see what books are most avidly read, what's needed, and what techniques help spread a love of reading.

This event was sponsored by Tammachat Natural Textiles (Canada). Thank you!

Fun pictures, short text, repetition, and humor... those are some of the techniques we use to make books exciting, for children who have never seen anything except a textbook.

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