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Today over at, Marisa Kaplan was kind enough to share a post that I wrote about easy ways to engage kids in literacy-building activities as a family. I hope you’ll stop by to say “hi” to Marisa and check out, it is a wonderful resource on very simple, practical ways to connect kids with learning and reading. I’ve also pasted in a copy of the article here. Enjoy! If I say the word “literacy,” what do you see? A book? a teacher? a notebook? a cereal box? your kids’ drawings? toys? What would you say if I told you all of those things play a role in your child’s literacy development. It is true! Long before your child … Read more

Childrens Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 24 August

Welcome to the weekly children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Jen and I collected plenty of content for you about literacy and reading-related events; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st Century literacies; grants, sponsorships and donations; and new resources. We hope you find new and useful information. Events The Everybody Wins! USA Literacy Auction is now officially open. The auction runs from 8/19/2009 to 9/2/2009 and the proceeds go toward expanding the Power Lunch reading program for low income children. There’s a lot of interesting items that would make great gifts so go on over and have a look. Thanks, Book Dads for … Read more

In Case You Missed These …

It’s hard to keep up with all of the great stuff the children’s literature/reading/literacy bloggers are sharing. All those new year’s resolutions are well underway. There’s the blog tour for the Sydney Taylor Book Award winners (this week and next). Elaine Magliaro (Wild Rose Reader) pointed us to Grace Lin’s Small Graces Auction.  This week, and one week each month in 2009, Grace Lin will auction original artwork to benefit the Foundation for Children’s Books.  Get more details in Elaine’s post. Blogger extraordinaire Anastasia Suen has a new Activities for Homeschoolers page at Lee and Low’s new Homeschooling microsite. These aren’t your collage-on-the-shoebox ideas. They are very cool. Have you made your Inauguration plans? Want to do something that will … Read more