Our Community! Friends of Storyberries
Book Dash’s vision is that every child should own a hundred books by the age of five, before they enter school. To that end, they gather creative professionals who volunteer to create new, African storybooks that anyone can freely translate and distribute. Research shows that owning books is a key factor in early development and academic success: more important than socio-economic status and equaled only by parents’ level of education. By working together to increase book ownership among South African children, Book Dash aims to effectively disrupt a cycle of inequality for good. In addition to creating and publishing new books, they source the funding to print hundreds and thousands of copies to give freely to children through partner organisations. https://bookdash.org/
Designed to provide children with reading resources, StoryWeaver is a digital gateway to thousands of richly illustrated, open-licensed children’s stories in mother tongue languages. There’s more to StoryWeaver than just reading. It is also a first-of-its-kind platform that provides easy-to-use tools to create, adapt, and translate new stories for children. It’s the ideal place for parents, educators, writers, translators, and illustrators to come together to weave new stories for children and help to create a pathway to nurture the next generation of readers! https://storyweaver.org.in/
FUSE is a portal to direct teachers and students to educational resources maintained by the Victorian State Government Department of Education and Training. https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/
The Big Think is a learning programme that empowers children to create meaningful relationships with themselves, others and the world around them. https://www.the-big-think.org/
Stay Play Grow was developed by the Early Learning Lab, a team of early childhood experts, women, and working moms. They designed the app to ensure parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 have quality and easy-to-access resources when they need them most. The app offers content for families in English and Spanish.
MemesBams is one of the world’s most comprehensive and visited sites for relationship quotes and messages. Whether that be expressing your love and admiration for someone special in your life, celebrating life’s special moments, or having fun with your friends!! The site focuses on improving relationships through thoughtful communication with a philosophy that successful relationships start with reflecting on one’s self and relationships with others, and then using proven strategies and tools to effectively express yourself. https://memesbams.com/
Kuntum is Malaysia’s beloved monthly edutainment magazine for kids aged 6-12 that combines education and entertainment, touching on many subjects such as life skills and ethics. https://www.kuntum.com.my/
The Virtual Early Learning Highway for Young Children is a free, online resource available to assist families in helping their young children continue to learn while being at home due to COVID-19. This resource is the result of a collaborative partnership by the Florida Institute of Education at the University of North Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Duval, Alliance for Jacksonville Early Learning, and the Crawford Early Childhood Research and Education Distinguished Professor Fund. https://www.unf.edu/fie/
The Pehlay Akshar program was developed to address some issues raised by conventional English teaching in India – English is taught in the British way, with rules, structures and idioms that can make learning the language a challenge, especially for those who don’t normally speak it.
Instead, they believe in imparting Functional English – a sufficient command over the language to enable children to progress in their academics and careers. The program aims to make the children employable in careers that require spoken English, or confident to pursue higher education in English if they choose. https://pehlayakshar.org/