Shop and Support Literacy, Too

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is shop for books. Yes, I like browsing the bookstore (and library!) shelves all year long. At Christmas, though, I wear a different hat. Instead of looking for books that I will like, I wander through the aisles in search of books that are “just right” for the person on my gift list. Laugh-out loud books for the preschoolers Thrillers for the mystery lover Biographies for the history lover Cookbooks for the FoodNetwork addictees Sadly, not everyone loves books or reading or Amazon.com. Thankfully, I have an alternative. I can shop for gifts at their favorite stores AND support my literacy passion. Shop = Gift + Literacy Best of all, … Read more

Tuesday Blurb: Shifting Gears and Thinking Ahead

The holidays are almost here and so is 2011. There is a Share a Story Unwrapping Literacy contest; links to webstores that let you support the Reading Tub’s literacy work (at no cost to you); and an invitation for the Easy Reader carnival. Read more

Reading & Math 1: Understanding Financial Illiteracy

Reading Plus 1 explains the state of financial literacy among US teens and offers suggestions on ways parents can strengthen learning at school and home. Use the free resources listed or share some of these children’s books. Read more