Until recently, books have been rare in Laos. The number of children who go to school is increasing, but many children have never read a book outside of school textbooks.
Big Brother Mouse hosts 'Book Parties,' that teach kids games to reinforce good habits, especially the value of reading.
Two boys dressed as plaque and tooth decay chase their peers in a game that reinforces the importance of dental hygene.
Big Brother Mouse team member Linda leads a game. Linda translates books between local Lao dialects, Hmong, and English. She aspires to write books in Hmong, which didn't have a written form until the last century.
The boys who represented tooth decay receive a dental hygene kit. Poor dental hygeme is rampant in rural Laos.
Games get the children excited about learning to read.
Fresh juice is served after the games. Many children in rural Laos suffer from poor nutrition.