Friday Blurb: It is a Good Friday

Growing up, today was always a day of solemn remembrance. A day, pre-Internet, to unplug and reflect.  Although I don’t follow the religion of my youth in an “organized” fashion, I believe in God and practice my faith in other ways. Today is a special day because my family will be celebrating spring and Easter together. My brother, sister-in-law, and nephew are in town, and we’re all convening at Mom and Dad’s tonight.  We haven’t celebrated Easter together in years, as spring break and work schedules don’t always make that possible. So I will treasure this evening. Before I go … and it will be pretty quiet around here for Spring Break next week … I did want to invite … Read more

Tuesday Blurb – Closing Out March

Roundup of children’s literacy events, children’s book polls, and reading ideas for Tuesday 30 March 2010. Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 29 March

Welcome to the weekly report of news, information, and ideas related to raising readers. It offers parents, educators, and community leaders ideas, statistics, and news with ways to help kids learn to read in the 21st century. Read more