Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
It has been a wonderful five years. I have enjoyed sharing ideas with my readers, promoting literacy events and organizations, meeting other bloggers, and navigating the exciting world of social media.
I deeply appreciate all the friends and family who have shared their ideas about reading books, as well as their fabulous photographs of children reading alone or with others. Help me celebrate the next five years of Mad for Reading by following me on Twitter, and/or here. Send me your ideas, advice, and photographs to help spread the joys of sharing stories and loving books. Keep the world reading!
Happy birthday to all of us!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Bookstores hold a special place in the lives of our communities and families. So many of us learned to love stories or discovered new authors in bookstores. Knowledgable vendors helped us to find just the right book for just the right time. And while the means for obtaining our reading material has been changing, bookstores are still an important venue for all of us. They are places to engage others in conversation about books and reading.
So expose your young child to the treasures that await in a bookstore. Large or small, bookstores need to be supported. So join in this celebration!
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Monday, November 24, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The State Library of Kansas is holding its 10th annual Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event. Approximately 5,000 copies of the book, Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas will be read aloud to preschoolers throughout the state this week.
The Library is committed to literacy and learning. The goal is that every child from birth to age five is read to this week. In addition to the 5,000 print copies, the book is available in Braille and audio.
How is wonderful that?
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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.
Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.