Friday, January 31, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Check out this wonderful article by Pam Allyn, Director of LitWorld and LitLife, two organizations committed to literacy.
Happy and healthy new year to you and your family!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Find some quiet spot to curl up with your preschooler, and enjoy a favorite story book, or a brand new book that was a holiday gift. Seize those precious moments and forget about the shopping and cooking and pressures of the season. It will do you good! And it will help your young child feel the familiar comfort of reading together during what can be a hectic time.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
As you start your holiday shopping, consider buying books for everyone on your list. Personal, thoughtful, portable, and relatively inexpensive, books are a perfect and personal gift for young and old.
Is your three-year old obsessed with soccer? Feed that obsession! Is your mother-in-law an avid gardener or a marathon runner? Is your father a creative cook? There will be books to provide inspiration. Browse the shelves or the pages of your favorite online retailer.
And maybe gift yourself while you are at it. Happy shopping! Happy reading!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
A new study confirms the importance of the role that modeling reading behavior plays in raising readers. ". . . Parents who read more for pleasure read more often to their kids, and that both of these parental behaviors were also related to their children’s literacy skills."
Read all about the study here.
And most important, keep reading with your young child--and for yourself!
WHAT I THINK . . .
There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.
No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.
Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.