- Reading is just one piece of the literacy cycle.
- Even teenagers need literacy support and practice.
Literacy is in reality the integration of communication skills: reading, writing, speaking. You can technically do one without the other, but they also have a lot of overlap. There are lots of ways that we can blend literacy ideas into our daily routines.
Literacy Ideas with Art & Music
- The ABCs of Reading: Think Outside the Book @Nesting.com (September 2009)
- Going to the Clouds @ Family Bookshelf (September 2015)
- Make a Music Playlist @ Family Bookshelf (January 2015)
- Mixing Some Red in Reading (going beyond books to promote reading) @Booklights (November 2009)
- Creative ideas for Book Reports @ Family Bookshelf (July 2015)
Literacy Ideas using Toys, Games & Puzzles
- Countering Cabin Fever: Games that Promote Literacy @Booklights (December 2009)
- Literacy from the Toy Box: Puzzles, Paint & Jump Ropes @Nesting.com (December 2009)
- Summer Road Trip @ Family Bookshelf (June 2015)
Literacy Ideas with a side of Mathematics
- Reading & Math 1: Understanding Financial Illiteracy @Family Bookshelf (August 2010)
- Reading & Math 2: Kids, Finance, and Money @Family Bookhelf (September 2010)
- Reading & Math 3: Books and Money – Blending Both in Daily Life @ Family Bookshelf (September 2010)
- Reading & Math 4: Football and Finances @Family Bookshelf (October 2010)
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