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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

Guest Post: Please Welcome Marisa Kaplan of

The Reading Tub remains in hibernation – it is almost time for a long winter’s nap, after all!! But we didn’t want the Solstice to pass without wishing you a Season filled with with lots of cuddling, laughter, good times, great food, and (of course) lots of books! In the blink after Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa comes 2012, and lots of shiny new goals and ideas. Forget the champagne at midnight … this Bookworm will be awaiting the announcement of the Cybils finalists!! Bookmark this link … subscribe to the blog … and be one of the first to shout “huzzah” when you see the shortlists on January 1, 2012. And speaking of resolutions … I would like to introduce Marisa Kaplan of … Read more