Logo of Big Brother Mouse, publishing books in Laos

26 December, 2013, Thamhualao Village, Xieng Khuang Province, Laos

Launching a Reading Program: For our reading program, we give enough books to each classroom in the school so that children can read every day. Often called "Sustained Silent Reading", this approach develops reading skills, a love of reading, and a habit of reading. We launch the program with a book party, show here. For one full morning or afternoon, our team reads aloud, talks about books, leads outdoor games, and teaches songs about books and reading. At the end, every child gets to choose a book of their own, in addition to the books we leave in the classrooms.

This event was sponsored by Postma Oscar. Thank you!

When the book party ends, many students don't go home immediately; they stick around and read their new book. In this particular case, it looks like hamming it up for the camera was perhaps the big attraction.

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