The Missouri Humanities is a member of Turn the Page STL; a city/county literacy initiative that creates monthly call to actions to encourage reading. For February, join us in discovering African American stories. Follow the link below to view one of our favorite books by an African American author! #turnthepagestl Eyeseeme
The winner of the 2017 Building Block Award is - "10 Little Ninjas" by Miranda Paul! Follow the link below to learn more about this award and how it encourages reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age. Missouri Library Association (MLA) #MissouriReads
Reading and words open the door to moments and memories that last a lifetime.
"It happens, on that evening, I am drying dishes. Julian enthusiastically grabs a magnetic letter "M" off the refrigerator door, holds up the letter towards me and pointing towards the shelf, yells "M, M, M, is for mask!" I engage in an impromptu game activity and start pointing out other objects around the room, while holding up a corresponding letter... I wish to thank READ from the START for reminding me that, learning opportunities can happen anytime and anywhere. Also, those times can be turned into intrinsic bonding moments that are memorable for a lifetime." - John Anderson,
It's never too early to share the joy of reading with a child.
A love for reading starts at a young age. Check out Daliyah's story.
"Before Daliyah Marie Arana was even born, her parents say, she was learning how to read."
It's National Read a Book Day! Help us turn every day into read a book day.
Click below to learn more about becoming a discussion leader or hosting a program and help us unleash the power of reading!
Happy 19th birthday to Malala Yousafzai! Malala is a powerful reminder that one person can truly have a positive impact on the world!
"One child, one teacher, one book & one pen can change the world." - Malala Yousafazi
"In a world of smartphones, tablets and e-readers, how could one argue that actual books are the key ingredient to a child's intellectual development? Pretty easily, it turns out. Research on early brain development makes it clear: Consistent engagement during the first five years is critical to shape a child's language, cognitive and social-emotional skills."
Another excellent program to benefit our communities! The Literacy Lab offers one-on-one tutoring from Masters of Education students at Evangel University in Springfield. #promoteliteracy