With thanks to the funding partners of Storytime Foundation (such as The Tindall Foundation and Todd Foundation), in recent years the Storytime Foundation has been able to create and implement Taonga mō ngā Tamariki, a programme delivered in prisons that includes Early Reading Together®.
Quoting from here:
"We now deliver a structured programme to prison inmates at Ngawha, Wiri Women's and Mt Eden corrections facilities," advises Tony [Culliney, CEO of Storytime Foundation]. "This improves inmates' skills and provides books and other resources to improve attachment with their children, particularly at visiting time but ultimately upon release."
Quoting from 'Prisons and Recidivism' available here:
How do prison reform, rates of recidivism, and reading to children all fit together? These might seem like odd things to all pull into the same sentence, but increasingly there is a convincing body of evidence suggesting that, along with other kinds of family contact, reading to and engaging in literacy education with their children may help prisoners break the cycle of reoffending following their release.
Further Information: Early Reading Together® at Northland Regional Corrections Facility
Posted: Wednesday 3 July 2019