Kids Can Write, Too

Sandra McLeod Humphrey has been helping children for nearly four decades, first as a clinical psychologist, and now as an author and consultant. Her work supports children’s literacy from several venues. First, her award-winning books engage children to discuss the world around them, bringing books to life and helping them apply their messages in the decisions they make every day. Sandy also has a website, which has an ongoing essay contest that lets kids write their own true story about the toughest decision they had to make. She also collects stories and posts them once a month on the “Fun Stuff” section of the site. Check it out! This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons … Read more

National Readers Month is Ending and So is Our Second Year!

When we launched the Reading Tub(tm) web site in October 2003, we didn’t even know it was National Reading Month. We were just wrapped up in our passion to help families find great books to share with the children in their lives. It was with great anticipation that I began digging through all the “stuff” I’ve collected this past year to see how our Second Anniversary compares to our first. I was expecting some great things, but the list of accomplishments is just HUGE. So before I begin the short list, I want to say Thank You to all who have helped us spread the word. What began as a “hobby” is now a 501(c)(3) public charity that is slowly … Read more

TV Good Enough to Read

Yes, folks, your opportunity to help save Reading Rainbow is here. As you know, you can count on one hand the number of literacy-based reading programs on TV. If we lose Reading Rainbow, we have cut the number of tools in our reading toolbox by HALF! The Web site is up, and we’ve got a direct link for you to make your thoughts known to the government, as well as potentual industry and corporate sponsors. Sign the Petition On a side note: To those of you who have been trying to reach The Reading Tub, do not worry. It has not gone down the proverbial drain. We are working as fast as we can to get the site and contact … Read more