Parent Engagement for Read@Home

Parent Engagement for Read@Home

The World Bank’s Read@Home initiative works to bring books into as many homes as possible and supports parents and caregivers globally to engage with children in reading activities.

The Read@Home Parent Engagement Package provides a variety of practical resources that can be used to encourage and support parent engagement during reading activities at home. Content is available in different formats (e.g., flip books, pictures, video, audio, and discussion guides) so that all caregivers can participate, regardless of their own literacy levels. 

Download the Read@Home Parent Engagement Orientation Booklet for an overview of the different materials in the package and how these materials could be adapted and used in your setting.

Parent Engagement for Read@Home

How to use these resources

The Parental Engagement Package includes a variety of guidance materials for parent engagement that teams can adapt and combine in a way that best suits their context.

The package includes a variety of resources and materials (e.g., flip books, pictures, video, audio, and discussion guides) to choose from:

Flip books contain visual materials to present to caregivers, with talking points for facilitators on the back. They can be used for in-person meetings with caregivers.

Animation videos and real-life demonstration videos demonstrate different caregiver engagement strategies, showing reading activities in different settings.

Handouts (printed pictures with minimal text) can be distributed to families alongside books, which can be used to discuss key messages.

Digital images can be sent to caregivers’ phones (along with a short audio recording) to illustrate key Read@Home activities and as reminders.

Posters can be used to display key program messages or to advertise program activities and meeting details.

Radio can be used to create awareness of the program and activities, to disseminate key messages, or to conduct a read-along or demonstration using local books.

See the orientation booklet for an overview of all the resources in the package and for guidance on how these could be adapted and used.