Fostering empathy through stories and discussion.
RedRover Readers

This unique community-based social and emotional learning program is aligned with Common Core and academic state standards and helps develop perspective-taking, empathy and critical thinking skills as children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion. Teachers and educators trained in the RedRover Readers curriculum read to children and facilitate engaging discussions – helping children increase their level of empathy for people and animals.


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Happening now: Sacramento, CA youth are invited to enter the Tales for Tails #pawsforward Writing Contest put on by 916 Ink and RedRover. Read the full contest rules and more information. 

About RedRover Readers

Find out how the program works, and how you can bring the program to your classroom or community.

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RedRover Readers FAQ

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Educator Resources 

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