Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 8 February

Welcome to this week’s newsletter with information, studies, research, and ideas related to children’s literacy and reading from the week of February 1, 2010. Read more

There’s Still Time for Your Letter to Santa

This is a lightly modified version of an article I wrote for in November 2009. Tis the season for ‘round the clock toy commercials! The annual brigade of gadgets and widgets that entice our kids to say “Mom, can I have that?” If your kids haven’t written that letter to you-know-who, there’s still a few days left. [And if you have 27″ of snow and can’t go anywhere, then what are you waiting for?] Helping our kids write that letter is the least we can do to help make their wishes come true. As honorary helpers, we have a close personal relationship with the “big guy,” so we know just how important these letters are to him and the … Read more