Across the United States, just under half of all children five and under are read to each day. That means over 13 million children go to bed without a bedtime story, missing out on vital vocabulary, opportunities to imagine and bond with family members.
We believe the single most important thing a parent can do to help their child acquire language, prepare their child for school, life, and to instill a love of learning in their child is to read to them.
Help children and students succeed in school, life, and to instill a love of reading and learning.
For 35 years, Wally Amos has been advocating for literacy. Knowing that reading is the basis for all learning, he created the Read it LOUD! Foundation, asking parents to commit 10 minutes everyday to read to their children.
Read it LOUD! is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that believes every child deserves a bright future, and studies have proven that it begins at home. By simply reading at least 10 minutes a day together, families can help to ensure their children are encouraged to dream, imagine and reach their full potential.
Research has shown that the single most important thing a parent can do to help their child acquire language, prepare their child for school, life, and to instill a love of learning in their child is to read to them.
The 2014 Read it LOUD! Literacy campaign is working hard to make sure every student has access to all the eLiterature they could ever read.
Through partnerships with School eBook Library and the World Heritage Encyclopedia and funding from local corporations, the Read it LOUD! Foundation has underwritten eLibrary cards for every K-12 student in Hawaii.
School eBook Library is providing access to it's full library of over 3 million audio books, eBooks, tutorials, graphic novels as well as full membership to World Heritage Encyclopedia with over 6 million articles, edited, peer reviewed and
Our hope is that students will find a love for reading and learning that will carry on with them, chartering their course in life.
At Read it LOUD! we believe that access to literature is essential. Our goal is to make books instantly available, always accessible and easily portable at no cost to the student
All children deserve the the gift of reading, to learn, to imagine and bond with family members.
Books provide the method
Children are our future...
In accordance with the criteria set forth by the Department of Education in 34 CFR Subtitle B, Chapter II (Docket ED-2009-OESE-0006) RIN 1810-AB07 Race to the Top Fund, the "Read it LOUD!" Foundation is providing eBooks, articles, journals, audio books and tutorials to all k-12 students. school ebook library and world heritage encyclopedia will help create the "conditions for innovation and reform; to achieve significant improvement in student outcomes, including making substantial gains in student achievement, close achievement gaps; improve high school graduation rates; and help ensure students are prepared for success in college and careers.
At Read it LOUD! we believe the single most important thing a
parent can do to help their child succeed in school, and life, and to instill a love of learning is to read out loud together.
The 2014 Read it LOUD! Literacy Campaign is working hard to make sure every student has access to all the eLiterature they could ever read.
Through partnership with School eBook Library, World Heritage Encyclopedia and funding from donors and corporate sponsors, the "Read it LOUD!" Foundation has underwritten eBook Library cards for every K-12 student in Hawaii.
School eBook Library is providing access to the full library of over 3 million eBooks. audio books, novels, tutorials and videos as well as full membership to World Heritage Encyclopedia with over 6 million articles, professionally curated, edited and peer reviewed.
Our Hope is that students will find a love for reading and learning that will carry on with them, chartering their course in life. At Read it LOUD! we believe that access to literature is essential. Our goal is to make books instantly available and easily portable at no cost.
The ability to read is the most basic aspect of knowledge sharing. It is the basis for further learning and has become a key indicator in
assessing the quality of education students receive. In order to increase literacy levels we must make literature more
accessible through the technology of eBooks..
At the "Read it LOUD!" Foundation we believe literacy is extremely important and we feel that reading eBooks on smart devices is the most
successful way to engage young readers today.
School Library is an website with a database of over 9 million articles, eBooks, audio books, journals, tutorials and videos for students K-12, that is
professionally curated and age appropriate. School eBook Library was designed to make
literature more accessible and encourage students to broaden their minds, imaginations and
At Read it LOUD! we believe the single most important thing a parents can do to help their child succeed in school, and life, and to instill a love of learning is to read out loud together.
The World Heritage Encyclopedia is the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled.
We believe the Common Core Standards are important, and that is why at WorldHeritage.org you'll find tools to help improve student performance, strengthen teacher effectiveness, and maximize the use of your technology. We are proud to support learning for all grade levels, from K-12, with a user-friendly interface and grade appropriate content. World Heritage Encyclopedia has aligned itself with the Common Core and State Standards to ensure all of the nonfiction content needed by any student could be found, all in one place.
Every month thousands of new articles, images, and multimedia elements are added. WorldHeritage.org is a live collaboration differing from paper-based reference sources in important ways. Unlike printed encyclopedias, we are continually created and updated, with articles on historic events appearing within minutes, rather than months or
years. WorldHeritage.org is fully accessible on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or any Internet-connected device with a Web browser.
"The only way we are ever going to get rid of the problem of adult illiteracy is to create a generation of young readers"
- Wally Amos, of Cookie Fame, Read it LOUD! founder and literacy advocate
Our partnership provides eBook solutions for K-12 Schools
Ananda Fund Hawaii
Our vision is to have a society in which our natural resources are preserved, our cultural heritage is perpetuated, our kupuna are cared for, and our children have opportunities for academic and personal growth and are raised to be stewards of our islands.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Childrens Book Council
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the national nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers, dedicated to supporting and informing the industry and fostering literacy.
First Book provides access to new books for children in need. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 90 million books to programs and schools serving children throughout the United States and Canada.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections
Mid Pacific Petroleum
With the exclusive right to use the 76 brand in Hawaii, Mid Pac Petroleum supplies seventy-one 76 gas stations in addition to fulfilling contracts to local marketers and commercial customers
Public Broadcasting System
The Public Broadcasting Service is an American broadcast television network. The non-profit public broadcaster has 354 member television stations which hold collective ownership
TD Food Group, Inc.
In 1992, Hawaii Pizza Hut launched an exciting campaign called "Carryout for Literacy." To date "Carryout for Literacy" has raised 3.5 million dollars and it is still going strong.
The "Read it LOUD! Foundation" is a non-profit 501c3 organization started by Wally Amos, focusing on the profound positive impact that reading out loud has on children, their ability to read, their desire to imagine and their life-long love of learning.
School Library is a website with a database of over 9 million articles, eBooks, journals, tutorials and videos for students K-12, that is
professionally curated and age appropriate.
The Cookie Man
Wally Amos is “The Cookie Man.” He’s the man who made cookies famous. He’s also one of the most inspirational Americans alive today. Using his aunt’s recipe, Wally Amos opened the world’s first chocolate chip cookie store in the world in 1975 on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
The World Heritage Encyclopedia is an aggregation of the World's largest encyclopedias and most respected compilations available to date, making www.WorldHeritage.org the largest encyclopedia ever assembled.
YMCA of Honolulu
The YMCA of Honolulu offers health and fitness centers around Oahu complete with comprehensive exercise equipment and classes and programs for all ages, levels and interest. The YMCA of Honolulu is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the state.
“redesignED, reimaginED, reinspirED, reconnectED” If you were to design your ideal school, what would it look like? What would be the curriculum? How would teachers and students relate to one another?
EdTechTeam Hawaii Summit
We invite you to join us for the second annual EdTechTeam Hawaii Summit featuring Google for Education to be held at the `Iolani school in Honolulu, Hawaii<
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