Are eReaders the Answer for Dormant Readers?

That was one of the Literacy 2.0 questions that came up this week on, a forum for parenting in a tech-based world. I knew I’d written about the topic of ereaders before, but couldn’t find THE post I was looking for here on the Bookshelf. This morning I found it … a post I had written on the Big Universe Learning blog last fall. With summer reading now upon us, I’m re-sharing here and would love your thoughts, too! eReaders: The Ubiquitous Frontier Before I go one sentence further let me say this – eReaders are fabulous. I love our Nook … it is a family reader. I love being able to read Kindle books on my phone. We’ve … Read more

Nontraditional Literacy Gift Ideas – Holiday Edition

Sharing or giving the gift of literacy isn’t always about books. It is about showing kids that literacy is part of our everyday being – like breathing. Here are four ideas on ways to create literacy gifts for kids and teens. Read more

A Moment in Time

By the time you read this I will be off the grid. Today my Mom and I are marking the anniversary of my dad’s death by doing what he would do … paying forward our blessings to someone in need of a few. As my Mom has said many times, life goes on. Yeah, it does, but it can feel really miserable on those days you don’t WANT it to go on. When you want it to rewind for a bit and take you back before the Lewy-Body Dementia started torturing us all. Time doesn’t work that way. Today Mom and I are launching an annual celebration of life by doing something for someone else. This year, we are taking all of … Read more