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May 28, 2013 > Free subscription to 'Read Conmigo'

Free subscription to 'Read Conmigo'

Submitted By Jose Lima

Families can receive a free subscription to the "Read Conmigo" (Read with Me) bilingual reading books for children grades K-5. Every other month, an English-Spanish reading book will be distributed at no cost.

Read Conmigo, sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, is the parent-focused bilingual literacy campaign that provides parents with free books and resources to support reading with their children at home. The campaign, launched in March of 2011, has already distributed more than 350,000 free books to classrooms and families.

Read Conmigo books feature creative, fresh and engaging stories in both English and Spanish, so that parents and children can read aloud together. The campaign promotes the distinct educational, social, and financial benefits of bilingualism and provides parents with free tools and resources to help them create a lifelong love of reading. Many Latino parents who do not read fluently yet in English are hesitant to read to their children at home in Spanish; yet, bilingual reading together is just as effective at building good reading skills. This helps students raise their reading levels and succeed in the classroom, and fosters a positive learning environment. The books are also helpful for Hispanics who want to nurture their children's Spanish fluency, and are great for all parents who would like to encourage reading together at home and learning a second language.

Parents of children in grades K through 5 can register online to receive free bilingual children's books every second month, at www.readconmigo.org. There is no cost for shipping to residents of California, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Alabama. (All others receive free e-books).

The program is utilized by more than 6,000 educators nationwide. Teachers can learn about the program and sign up for a one-time shipment of free children's books at www.readconmigo.org.

Read Conmigo also creates publishing opportunities and exposure for up and coming Latino authors and illustrators. Along with these new Read Conmigo authors and illustrators, Infinity Auto Insurance employees engage their communities at family-focused special events, schools and libraries, with book-signings and resources fostering bilingual literacy in young readers.

Visit www.readconmigo.org for more information.

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