In July, ‘Lisons dehors’ (Let’s read outside) is back, with children, adults and families, and also people in collective centres, in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais departments. With the support of the Pas-de-Calais département and the Métropole Européenne de Lille.
Lis avec moi - France ("Read With Me")
An action of The North Safeguarding Association
Since 1988, our team of professional readers has been traveling mainly in Le Nord and Le Pas-de-Calais, two French departments in the Hauts-de-France region in order to read aloud to toddlers and their parents, as well as children, teenagers and adults.
A rich experience with many encounters with people and books.
Unique, outstanding and lively encounters.
Cécile Boulaire, senior lecturer at the University of Tours, invites us to reflect on “What literature for the very young? In partnership with the Médiathèque de Roubaix La Grand Plage, as part of the 30th anniversary of its early childhood mission. Meet up on Thursday 1 June from 9.30am to 12pm in Roubaix, in the auditorium of the Archives nationales du monde du travail. Registration essential.
Read With Me,
a cultural and social project
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« Reading, what for?
Simply to dream, to think, to understand,
to get out of oneself, from one’s home, to go very far, or very close.
It helps to find one’s way, other ways,
also to invent and to remember.
It helps to breathe, to be less afraid.
It also helps to laugh, and to cry.
It helps to live. »
Director of Read With Me
Our readings are aimed primarily at people who are “vulnerable” or “far” from books and writing, in multiple places, with the commitment of multiple partners. We favour individual or small group readings.
We know it’s important:
- To give children and adults access to stories, to the imagination, to the richness of the language of the story, to the poetic and literary language,
- To help them build themselves through books, to put words to their emotions, to represent the world,
- To offer books chosen for their aesthetic, narrative and literary qualities, adjusting to the tastes, rhythms and choices of each,
- To support parenthood and the child-parent relationship.
Salaried reader, our job
« When we are told “You only read!…”, well yes! But not only…
First of all, we try and convince the most distant, the most reluctant, those who have never seen a particular interest in reading.
This job aims above all to arouse the desire to go there, to read, to open and sometimes even just to touch a book. »
« To be a reader is to practice a profession that has proven itself by all the beneficial effects on all people, from toddlers to adults.
It is to enhance their skills.
It is to pass on stories and share a common culture.
It means creating and carrying out innovative and varied projects. »