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May 28, 2020

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Did you know we are not the only 20+ year old children's literacy organization in Los Angeles?

Ready, Set, Read logo

Since 2000, Ready, Set, Read has been training parents how to instill in their young children a lifelong interest in reading, including in the same communities we serve!

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Check out their reading aloud tips and resources for parents at, and share them with any parents you know!



We are eager for next month's virtual "Friendship & Fun" reading clubs on June 13th, but first need to recruit more teachers to host them on Zoom.

As soon as enough teachers commit as Zoom hosts, anyone who has volunteered with us at any past reading clubs will be able to submit an RSVP on our home page for those reading clubs!

So, please keep checking to see if you can submit an RSVP!



Reading to Kids Taskforce member Dalet Brady has once again championed us to earn another $10,000 grant from her employer, The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation!

This is the 16th year in a row that The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation has supported our love of literacy, and we can not thank them enough.

Together we are truly a great partnership for the children of Los Angeles who most need and deserve the books we give them and the inspiration our volunteers provide each month!



When I Grow Up I Want to be Me video image

Want to bring the joy of reading to the kids at our partner schools while everyone is staying safe at home? Then create and share your own read-aloud videos that end with a craft!

We're especially looking for videos of 4th and 5th grade "chapter books". We'd like to keep reading alive with the older kids by intriguing them with longer books we have read to them. You may only read aloud the first 40 pages or so, just as we do at our reading clubs.

Similar to the videos we feature in the upper right of this newsletter, we'd like to add your videos that the kids at our partner schools can find on our website.

Click this link for all of our tips and which books to read aloud, including tips from Chris Martin when he created his Oh, the Places You'll Go! video! Click the image below to jump to their crafts portion.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! craft image

Thank you very much!


Charlie Orchard, Talethe Jackson, & Anthony Reyes
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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Check Out These
read-aloud videos
(click on each to view)
Kindergarten - 2nd book
(read by Chris & Patricia)
Kindergarten - 2nd book
1st Grade
(read by Laura)
Kindergarten - 2nd book
2nd Grade
(read by Samantha
& Laura)
Kindergarten - 2nd book
2nd Grade
(read by Laura)
3rd - 5th book
3rd Grade
(read by Laura)
Fifth Grade book
5th Grade

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