The Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office
200 NE 18th St
Ready to Learn is an early literacy initiative of the Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office in partnership with the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). The effort celebrates literacy, promotes family reading, and provides early literacy training and information to parents and child care providers.
The Ready to Learn initiative has three primary focuses:
Miss Stewart's Class-Hupfield Academy at Western Village
Each month the Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office distributes more than 1,400 books to preschool children throughout the state. Schools selected for this opportunity serve children at risk for low literacy. The goal of this Ready to Learn focus is to place books into the hands of children who may never have owned a book of their own and to help children build home libraries. Books are provided thanks to a number of sponsors including the Krueger Charitable Foundation, Target, local Rotary Clubs, and Delta Theta Chi sorority.
Reading Activities for Parents
Along with the monthly book distributions, children receive activity sheets to take home. These Ready to Learn Fun Stuff activity sheets provide parents and children with games, songs, coloring pages, and even recipes that enhance the specific books given away. Parents are encouraged to make reading at home a fun priority.
Read Across Oklahoma
Read Across Oklahoma is a special reading event directed at young children, and held each year to celebrate literacy and encourage reading.
Read Across Oklahoma is part of the statewide Ready to Learn initiative coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.
The 2014 event is April 8 from 9
Attend the following free events with paid zoo admission:
Read Across Oklahoma 2014 Sponsors are:
In 2013, more than 1,500 Ready to Learn preschool children along with 1,000 children from the general public attended the event and 250 volunteers from Capitol Hill High School, Metro Tech, and Target helped coordinate activities. Children were thrilled that the celebration took place at the Oklahoma City Zoo, where they had the chance to see the animals, meet a local author, participate in fun activities, eat lunch, and take home a new book. The event was made possible thanks to sponsorship from Target and support from the Krueger Charitable Foundation, Oklahoma City Zoo and Zoological Society, and local Rotary Clubs.