Publishing new book series for young children to read it aloud to children by local ladies in small communities
We are working on a unique program to publish a series of children stories, targeting the age of 4-6 and 7-10 not less than 5 stories. The stories will be fun, simple, interactive, and able to read aloud.
This program will divide in to two stages the first one will be publishing the books with a good and attractive quality, The second will be working with groups of ladies in small communities to train them to read aloud to children. We are implementing this project through working with local children writers and Illustrators Maya Abu –Alhayyat, Anas Abu Rahmeh, Ahlam Bsharat, Yara Bamieh and Lubna Taha through Al-Mojawarah which is a new kind of way to work through sharing experience between writers, artists and storyteller. We also have MOU with “we Love reading “ Initiative in Amman where we will be trained and share experiences. This will eventually lead to at least five stories and illustrations. After publishing the books we are going to work with libraries and public centers in five areas (Nablus, Hebron, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah) to announce for a meeting with a group of 60 ladies from different areas to train them to read this stories and others to young children and provide them with a group of books to create their private library. This will be follow with a real public reading to children by those women first will be under our supervisor but later they will continue a weekily storytelling activities alone.
- Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children, a potent predictor of reading success.
- The nurturing and one-on-one attention during reading aloud encourages children to form a positive association with books and reading later in life.
- Reading aloud is a proven technique to help children cope during times of stress or tragedy.
- Reading aloud helps children build a stronger foundation for school success.
- Reading aloud in the early years exposes children to story and print knowledge as well as rare words and ideas not often found in day-to-day conversations or screen time.
- Reading aloud gives children the opportunity to practice listening – a crucial skill for kindergarten and beyond.
- Promoting women’s self-confidence and their importance in the community
- Provide them with appropriate tools to deal with young children and raise their literacy
- Promote positive values in the face of the prevailing spirit of consumerism
- Emphasize the idea that the home and local community is not a place to receive information and orders only, but is a place to gain knowledge and develop a positive spirit.
- Enhance the value of the book as an essential tool to obtain knowledge and fun.
In addition to support young writers, illustrators and storytellers.
Project Target Group
- Children between 4-6 and 7-10 years
- Poor and talented ladies in local communities.
In August 2015, PWW published the first book of it’s series (Hekayati ma’ al kalemat: My story with words), which is funded by the Arab Islamic Bank AIB. This book is about memories of the educator Mouneer Fasheh, and is centered on his relationship to certain words. The stories focus on discovering new ways to look at the written word depending on our own relation with the universe, and discovering all the illusions we are exposed to through our surroundings, the educational system, the media, and new technologies. The writers and illustrators, who participated in this, are: Munir Fasheh, Maya Abu Alhayyat, Anas Abu Rahmeh, Lubna Taha, Dalia Taha,Yara Bamieh, Moammed Jaber, Mohammed Hawagri, Mays Dagher.
in 2016, PWW has published new stories for children, they are:
- Unimportant tips for the young reader.
- The blue pool of questions.
- The gipsy fairy.
- Princess Buhruj palace.
- Falfool in ogre home.
These stories were produced through the project ” we love reading aloud”, which is funded by: Middle east children alliance, Badico, Riwaq, Taawon, Sacramento to Bethlehem sister city, Sacramento to Nablus sister city.