Reading Place is more than a philosophy and more than a space.
Children inhabit a “reading landscape” of people, spaces and things that can either enhance or discourage reading. Perhaps you remember a special teacher, a cozy nook or a night-light that enriched your own reading as a child. Take away one of those elements, and your reading competence and enjoyment may not be what it is today. Reading Place is an evaluation and research project with a goal of transforming the reading landscape for young readers. The project involves four schools: Guy Weadick, R.J. Hawkey, St. Peter and Wildwood. Reading Place aims to bring together families, caregivers, educators, communities and corporations to help create holistic reading environments: Places with layers of people, spaces, and objects that work in concert to support young readers.