Reading aloud is the most important thing you can do to get your child ready for kindergarten. Time in nature has been shown to improve focus, wellbeing, and happiness. With iRead Outside, we’ve combined the two!
On a typical iRead Outside outing, we’ll read bilingual nature-themed books in a garden, farm, or park setting, study bugs and insects, do arts and crafts, sing, and have plenty of time to play in nature!
iRead Outside is geared towards children 5 years and younger. Older youth are encouraged to attend and act as reading mentors.
iRead Outside emphasizes a love for reading, promotes a sense of wonder in nature, and supports you as you help your child understand stories and develop language skills through books about nature.
We are in need of new or lightly used children’s books to redistribute during every reading session to make sure every child has books at home. If you would like to make a donation, please send or bring books to our office located at 618 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA. 95401.