Celebrating 10 Years of ReadingPals

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ReadingPals Year End Conference and Celebration

June 23, 2022

Over the last decade, ReadingPals has provided volunteer mentors for more than 25,000 children in Florida and donated nearly half a million books for them to take home. Our focus has been consistent: to support and encourage an early love of reading and build community relationships.

As we closed out our 10th year and prepare to launch again in the fall, we convened a virtual conference to celebrate the importance of early childhood development and the impact of ReadingPals. To view the full hour-long celebration, click here

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2022 Video Archive

Keynote - The Magic of You + a Book: How stories can be used to support healing after experiences of danger

Handout: Sources of stress and sources of healing 

Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen

Child psychologist and award-winning children’s book author, on the impact of early childhood stress and trauma

Building Brains: Exploring the Science of Early Brain Development 

Marley Jarvis, Ph.D. gives a robust breakdown of brain development. To visit the University of Washington I-LABS Training and Resource Library, click here: modules.ilabs.uw.edu 

Dr. Marley Jarvis

Dr. Marley Jarvis

Outreach and education specialist at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington, on the latest research in early childhood and brain development

The History, Importance and Impact of ReadingPals

John Knight

John Knight

ReadingPals Statewide Director

10 Years of ReadingPals