Reading Tub Recommendations – Just in Time for Summer

Things have been a wee bit quiet around The Reading Tub these past few months. I *would* feel guilty, except that we have been reading up a storm and working on a H-U-G-E project. Now it is time to launch our project … Reading Tub Recommendations! RTR is a newsletter where subscribers tell us the age of their child and what kinds of books their child likes to hear/read and we send them a read-tested book recommendation. It is more than just a newsletter, though. Reading Tub Recommendations is a guide for parents and caregivers trying to find that “it” book. The one that turns their struggling or resistant child into a reader and (maybe) a bookworm. The right book … Read more

Literacy Ideas for a Snowy Day

Happy Read Across America Day! Every day is a day to celebrate reading and literacy, so we’re going to pull some tried-and-true suggestions from the Literacy Lalapalooza archive. All of them perfectly suitable for having fun on yet another snow day. Literacy Ideas: Easy as 1, 2, 3 1. Basketball is most definitely on our minds here in Hooville! and March Madness is just around the corner. H-O-R-S-E can be played outdoors or indoors with a paper-wad and a trash can! Use any word you want for the game – let the kids pick (and of course spell their choice). 2. Today is National Anthem Day. If you had a “personal anthem” what would that be – a song, a … Read more

Christmas is Here – Literacy Lalapalooza 14

Our year-long celebration has come to an end. As I said in my newsletter, it seems only fitting that the last Literacy Lalapalooza is during Read a New Book Month. The Reading Tub is now officially a “tween,” having just turned 11. Merry Christmas! Don’t worry, we’ll still be talking about creative ways to promote literacy for families. We recently launched a new series here on the blog, and in January we’ll start a monthly series with a book recommendation tailored just for your reading interests. If you’re already a Wash Rag subscriber, just update your profile to include the genres your kids like to read and their ages. Before we jump in this last time, I’d like to wish you … Read more