The Book Bags

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The Books4Kids Jamaica Book Bag
Each child receives a book bag containing;
* 1 BrainQuest Workbook (300 pages)
* 1-2 kindergarten reading books
* 1 pack of crayons
* 1 pencil
* 1 blue (4 year olds) or 1 red (5 year olds) bookbag
The book bag has a retail value of US$35.

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Brain Quest Workbooks

A large part of the charity’s success is due to the fact that the children love the interactive and colourful 300 page Brain Quest Workbooks, which covers the Alphabet, Numbers, Phonics and Shapes & Colors. Featuring hundreds of curriculum-based exercises covering all the basics such as letters, reading, writing, math and science, the Brain Quest Workbook has proven to be a big hit with children, teachers and parents. The Workbook comes highly recommended by Sesame Street, which states that “Brain Quest goes beyond simple memorization and encourages kids to use reasoning, listening, and visualization skills, which increases its educational and entertainment value.”

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Scholastic Reading Books

Paired with supporting reading books from Scholastic Publishers, which generously donated 10,000 reading books to the 2012 book distribution, the overall effect has proven to be immediate. Said Nelson Hitchcock, Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing at Scholastic; “We support the wonderful work of The Palmyra Foundation and are happy to help promote reading and literacy in Jamaica.”




“The Workbooks are of great help to the children. They love the activities and the teachers like using them in the classroom. Also, it is important that all the children have the books from the beginning of the school year.”
– Koren Alexander, Acting Principal of Montego Bay Infant School

“Our daughter has the Workbook at home and we use it with her to learn the shapes, the letters and the sounds of the letters. It has been helping her.”
– Ferone Foster-Williams, Parent Falmouth infant School