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Reading aloud for children

Leseohren e.V.

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
German native speaker
Regularly
Discussed individually
Kids & Teenagers
Education & Language Support
Equal Opportunities

About the volunteering opportunity

In our society, reading and writing is an important educational foundation. Experience and studies show that the experience of reading aloud before entering school facilitates later reading skills. Already in their early childhood development, children learn social behaviour and develop their language and perception skills. These skills can be supported and promoted by regular reading aloud and the emotional bond that comes with it: The children's ability to concentrate is increased through play; they discover their fantasy, enrich their vocabulary and enjoy books.

Your Tasks

Reading mentors in Stuttgart regularly read to small groups of children (about once a week) , and we pay particular attention to personal contact with the children. At present, the mentors read aloud in 20 district libraries, 165 municipal day-care centres, 31 independent institutions and 45 schools. In this way they also reach those who are not read to at home and whose family language is not German. In this way they introduce children to the written language and make an important contribution to integration, equal opportunities and educational justice.

What's needed

Volunteers must be native German speakers.

Time required

Regularly
Discussed individually
On weekdays, during the day

Where?

Leseohren e.V.

Leseohren e.V. is is a non-profit organisation with the aim of teaching children the joy of language and books. The association now provides training and support for over 550 volunteers who regularly read aloud in day-care centres and schools throughout Stuttgart.

More about the organisation
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
German native speaker
Regularly
Discussed individually
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
German native speaker
Regularly
Discussed individually