Children’s Literacy & Reading News Roundup – Mid April

Hugs, prayers, and positive thoughts. We could all use a little more of those right now! Carrie Jones wrote an incredibly powerful post about the after-events of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. I found it via Jen’s post on Facebook. If you are trying to help children cope with tragedy, here is a list of resources that might help. [via School Library Journal’s Extra Helping] __________________ Welcome to the mid-April edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup.  Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and Quietly share in publishing this twice-monthly collection. Children’s Literacy & Reading-Related Events National Poetry Month is still going gangbusters! There are lots of activities. One of our favorites is 30 Poets 30 Days at Gottabook, … Read more

Literacy Lalapalooza 5 – The ♣ o’ the Irish Edition

Our Literacy Lalapalooza is a 14-month celebration of the Reading Tub’s 10th Anniversary. It is our way of thanking you for sharing the gift of literacy. Each issue will have   Idea for literacy and reading. Tools and/or Resources suggestions (e.g., websites, games, toys) Book ideas, one for each reading group: 0-4, 5-9, 10&Up Sign up for the newsletter edition and DOUBLE the creative literacy ideas. Subscribers already got their email with a completely unique set of recommendations. You must select “Literacy Lalapalooza” in the Sign Me Up For … section 1 Literacy Idea: Pass Me a Word Here’s a dinner table idea that pays homage to the master of letter sounds and silly words: Theodor Seuss Geisel, whose birthday was … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – January in review

Y gad! I need a proofreader. Thanks Susan Stephenson … The end-of-October JANUARY! edition of the Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Family Bookshelf, and Quietly is now available at Carol’s blog Quietly. “January as always has been a month of great anticipation and excitement…” That just about sums up the month, don’t you think? From the just-announced  ALA Youth Media Awards to the yet-to-come School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books and CYBILS, the joy of all things reading just keeps on keeping on. Literacy and Reading News In the Literacy & Reading Programs and Research section, Carol highlights several articles about reading with children. The idea of adding “Omega 3” supplements was interesting, and I’m sure will be open … Read more