Works across a range of: » socio-economic, cultural and ethnic groups (including settings in which parents are not confident speakers of English) » child and parental literacy levels » age levels (5-15 year olds) » contexts (e.g. parents/whānau helping at home, volunteers helping at school i.e. parents/adults and/or senior students)
No cost for parents.
Time commitment relatively low: » for parents: 1 hour 15 minutes per workshop, 4 workshops over 7 weeks, plus 15 minutes 4 or 5 times a week helping child(ren) at home » for Workshop Leaders: some time required initially, but less time once familiar with programme
Support and involvement of principals, teachers, librarians, professional associations, community members/groups and other educators throughout New Zealand.
Reading Together® is based on understandings from the following areas of educational research and theory: » reading and learning to read » family processes and children's literacy learning » partnerships between schools, families and communities