Reading Start


About Reading Start

Reading Start is an early children’s reading program for children aged 0-6 in Shenzhen, China. In this comprehensive program, we advocate the importance of early children's reading through providing systematic and effective guidance to families. Reading Start distributes red reading backpacks, which each includes four books for children and parents, to every family living in Shenzhen with 0-6 year olds.



As part of the program, we also offer one and a half year long training for early children’s reading promoters, developed online platforms to share relevant information with teachers and parents and set up a network of volunteers to further promote early children’s reading. Through systematic guidance, we advocate the importance of early children's reading, hoping to help every child with a great start to their lives.


Reading Start Backpack


Children in Shenzhen can receive our backpacks twice. When they are 0-3 years and 3-6 years.



In each backpack, there are two age-related books for the child and two books for the parents. For the parents, one book recommends 60 excellent children’s books; the other one provides early children’s reading guidance.


iRead College – Early Children’s Reading Promoter Training Course

Taught by excellent experts in the field of early children’s reading, the training course combines the learning of theories and practical reading activities in the communities. 



The length of the training course is one and a half years. Students attend the training once every month. Each training session is one weekend long.


By training more early children’s reading promoters, we can provide more families and communities with systematic and effective reading guidance.


Shenzhen Aiding Public Welfare Foundation

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