Tuesday Blurb: Three Ways to Help Your Local School

School starts in our district this week. In less than twenty-four hours, I will pack a lunch, snap some pictures, and smile as the 9-year-old bounces up the street and onto the bus. We love summer, but we both love school, too! If you subscribe to the Wash Rag, our August edition has already arrived in your mailbox.  The Wash Rag  offers exclusive content for subscribers, with content tailored to your audience of interest (0 to 4, 5 to 9, 10 and Up).. Let me just say this month we have tips for getting in a back-to-school frame of mind and a couple book recommendations. Today I’ve got some ideas on ways you can help your school, even if you … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – Mid-April 2011

Welcome to the mid-April edition of the children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, and Rasco from RIF is now available at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub. Over the past couple of weeks Jen Robinson, Carol Rasco, and I have collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events, programs, and research. Susan Stephenson (The Book Chook) sent me some cool links from Down Under that are included, and Carol Rasco will be back later this month with some reflections for these past 30-odd days and a look forward to next month. To start us off, I’d like to share an excerpt of a Press Release I received from Reach … Read more

Saturday Blurb: An Open Letter to Support Family Literacy (updated)

Great Nonprofits is recognizing the best in nonprofits who help Children and Families. This is an opportunity to add your voice to the celebration of those who dedicate themselves to eliminating illiteracy. Read more