STORYTENTS….WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS!

The StoryTents are where the kids come to discover and develop their love for reading.  It’s where their imaginations can run wild and where they can receive personalized reading support from our volunteers in order to improve their literacy skills.

IT’S AS EASY AS…..

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READ BOOKS

giving boy reading a book

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EARN BOOK BUCKS

coo coo for book bucks

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BUY PRIZES

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  • Kids visit the StoryTent, pick out a book that interests them, and then read it out loud to a volunteer. The volunteer asks engaging questions that help the child build reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. If a child doesn’t know how to read yet, the volunteer will read to them.
  • Kids earn a book buck for every book they read. If a book is especially long or challenging, they can negotiate with the volunteer for more book bucks. The bucks can be used by a variety of prizes. Through this book buck system we teach kids basic financial literacy skills.
  • The focus of the StoryTent is creating positive experiences associated with reading, developing strong critical thinking skills and building trust with the families who visit the program.

RECURRING SAN DIEGO STORYTENT LOCATIONS:

City Heights | SATURDAYS

woman and girl reading and laughing

City Heights Farmers Market
8:45 am to 12:00 pm

El Cajon | SUNDAYS

Parkway Plaza
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

IMPACT REFUGEES

Traveling Stories StoryTents are helping refugee families rebuild their lives in America.

WANT A STORYTENT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Traveling Stories is Growing! We want to go into communities that want us and need us the most. If you think your community would be a great fit for a StoryTent, we want to hear from you.

We’re seeing success at our programs. 100% of parents surveyed said the StoryTent improved their child’s reading level.

“But about two-thirds of students in fourth grade
don’t meet reading proficiency standards.”

—National Assessment of Educational Progress &
the National Center for Education Statistics

GLOBAL IMPACT

The story of Traveling Stories actually originated in Honduras!  We believe global change starts in our own communities, but wide-spread literacy is the long-term vision! See where else we have libraries helping kids learn to love reading across the globe.

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ANNE FRANK SAYS…

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

No-one has ever become poor by giving.