Getting the Right Start

Getting the Right Start is IRW's newest initiative that aims to improve literacy skill development, connect reading with art and promote a love of learning to help pre-K children get the right start in school.

What is it?

This child-centered initiative focuses on how to deepen the reading experience by viewing the picture book as an art form. Visual Thinking Strategies to help develop children's observation, imagination and vocabulary skills through story hour will also be utilized.

Armed with a selection of picture books that represent the best in each category (Format, Endpapers, Front Matter, Gutter, Typography, Medium and Style), a group of wonderful volunteers will help ignite creativity in kids at three pilot sites in fall 2019.