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The ultimate goal is to inspire kids to become life-long readers.

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Compra Universitaria Comercio de Livros

It helps Books for Brazil to buy books from a great variety of editors at a discount price. If you know anyone in Brazil that is attending school, please ask them to contact Compra Universitaria, where they can get their books at better prices!

The idea is to encourage students of all ages and levels to read more. From grade schoolers to elearners, university freshmen or graduates, all students can boost their knowledge and language skills with regular reading. Can you help Books for Brazil make this possible? We thank you for your interest and support!



Books for Brazil planeja novo fundraising (PDF / HTML)

Diário do Grande ABC

Nos EUA, “fada” ajuda crianças da região, September 2005 ( PDF / HTML)

Brazilian Times

Jantar com letras: Books for Brazil e Café Brazil de Allston promovem jantar beneficente, July 2005 (PDF)

A Noticia

Brasileira leva o mundo encantado dos livros para criancas carentes do Brasil, May 2005 ( JPG)

Brazilian Voice

Venda de livros em Watertown ajuda criancas carentes no Brasil, May 2005 (JPG)

Brazilian Times

Books for Brazil,May 2005 (PDF)

Brazilian Voice

Books for Brazil quer promover habito da leitura entre criancas carentes, March, 2005 (PDF / HTML)

Radio Bras – Brasil Agora

Preço dos livros, falta de bibliotecas e analfabetismo levam brasileiro a ler pouco, June, 2004 ( PDF / HTML)

Reading tips

What we know about early literacy

A child’s brain develops at an incredible rate during the first three years of life. A child’s early experiences with language contribute to healthy brain development and lay the foundation for learning to read when a child enters school. Parents are indeed a child’s first and most important teachers.

Emergent literacy is what children know about reading before they can actually read. There are Six Early Literacy skills or Pre-Reading skills that children must learn in order to learn to read.

  1. Hear Sounds: Celebrate sounds through singing, dancing and rhyming
  2. ABC’s and More: Teach your child the names, sounds and shapes of letters.
  3. See Words Everywhere: Pointing out and saying words everywhere you see
  4. Love Books: Enjoy books and reading.
  5. Know Words: Know the names of things, concepts, feelings and ideas.
  6. Tell Stories: Describe things and events as well as telling and
    retelling stories.

(read tips and activities for your child in this page)

Researchers agree that children are more likely to become good readers if they start school with three sets of accomplishments:

Promoting the joy of reading (Portuguese only)
(Help us translate this page, and send Leo an email)

Born to Read, American Library Association, 2004

Nine ways to help your child to learn how to read.

PDF (Portuguese)

Parent Guide to Early Literacy for pre-readers:

Birth to two years old: PDF (English)
Two and three years old: PDF (English)
Four and five years old: PDF (English)

PBS Kids – Literacy Tips

U.S. Department of Education – Parents Resources

National Education Association (NEA) – Reading Tips

International Reading Association (IRA) – Parent Resources

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