Clearly, we have to invite the community to teach something different, to teach that reading is important and fun.
Frontier College organized its first reading circle in 1984, in downtown Toronto. We called it a book show.
Today, there are more than 1,000 active reading circles in every province and territory across Canada. We are proud of this growth but our dream is to one day count reading circles by the tens of thousand! You can help make this happen.
A reading circle is a place in the community, outside of schools, where children gather on a regular basis to read and share stories. That's it. It sounds simple and it is. But it's also an extremely powerful tool to support learning and literacy for the future. If we can make books, reading and stories a routine, everyday activity for our children (the way TV is now), then we will begin to solve the literacy problem.