- Feb 04, 2020
February 5, 2020, is World Read Aloud Day! Now in its 11th year and celebrated in over 173 countries, World Read Aloud Day is a wonderful reminder of the power and importance of this best practice. Reading aloud provides a number of opportunities and benefits for children of all ages, from strengthening their vocabulary to increasing their attention span. Here’s a list of important questions to ask after you finish reading aloud to test comprehension and understanding.
- Jan 31, 2020
A survey in the UK found that children who own books are six times more likely to read above the expected level for their age. It makes sense that this applies globally, and RIF-Honolulu is part of the solution right here!
- Jan 12, 2020
- Jan 01, 2020
- Dec 30, 2019
- Nov 30, 2019
As we enter the holiday season and reflect on all the things we are thankful for, we want to take this opportunity to give thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers and generous supporters throughout the many years that have helped RIF Honolulu serve Hawaii’s keiki.
For over 40 years, RIF, Honolulu has supported children and communities on Oahu to promote literacy and a life-long love of reading. With your help, we have distributed over 600,000 brand new books, and impacted the lives of over 50,000 of Hawaii’s keiki through books and literacy support. Since 1978 RIF Honolulu, along with the many volunteers and supporters, has been dedicated to RIF Honolulu’s mission of promoting literacy through book ownership. Today we have grown to serve Pre-K – 3rd grade students in 16 public schools throughout Oahu.
On behalf of Reading is Fundamental, Honolulu, and the children we serve:
Thanks for READING
THANKS for reading to a CHILD
Thanks for giving the gift of a BOOK
Thanks for supporting our local schools and TEACHERS who work every day toteach our children
Thank you to the PARENTS and CAREGIVERS
Thank you to the COMMUNITY
Our work at Reading is Fundamental, Honolulu would not be possible without the support of people like YOU who know that if a child can read, they have the fundamental building blocks required to succeed. THANK YOU for your work to empower children to read, learn and grow.
Aloha, Mahalo and Malama Pono
RIF Honolulu Board of Directors
- Oct 04, 2019
- Jun 18, 2019
These are just a few of the MANY thank-you cards, letters, and posters that students made for their RIF readers this school year. The messages inside are sweet and often funny, but some 3rd graders’ letters were tinged with a bit of sadness as this would be their last RIF year (we serve pre-school through third grade). We’ll miss them, too, and hope they’ve discovered the joy of reading, especially for fun, during their four years with RIF.
- May 20, 2019
Ka’uluwela Elementary third grade students presented their special thank you card to Mrs. Tam at their last RIF visitation of the school year. Each child wanted to show her the “petal” they made to express their mahalo to her for reading to them, reminding them why reading is so important (especially over the summer months while they won’t be in school), and allowing them to select a book of their own.
- Mar 16, 2019