Bring me a book

Posted by Peter MUIR

BMAB logo_billingalDid you know? Hong Kong has one of the lowest rates of family literacy in the world. Just 12% of HK parents engage with their child in pre-school literacy activities (such as singing songs, telling stories and reading books). This is less than a third of the international average (37%).

Why is family literacy important? Research has found that access to quality books is crucial for reading success, and that reading out loud to children is the most important activity for their school success.

Bring Me A Book is an organisation that has helped over 120,000 children in accessing quality books through various programmes. Over 17,000 educators
and parents have participated in their read aloud training programmes.

How you can help:

  • Going to their office to help make plastic protective covers for books
  • Becoming a trained storyteller for storytelling sessions at community centres and libraries
  • Contributing new content for their website and social media platforms
  • Creating and managing a storytelling programme in the community

Find out more here