Posted tagged ‘Reading’

Raising Readers

September 26, 2019

Starting from the womb and beyond, reading to your children is a perfect way to get them hooked on books. To create a reader, be a reader. Studies have shown reading to your children helps develop speech and language skills, comprehension, vocabulary, concentration, listening skills, and imagination. Reading is a great way to forge family bonds, to teach children about the world around them, and to develop empathy toward others.

The library is a perfect place to check out books without spending money. You can read…

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In a hat

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On a mat

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Under a chair

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In a crate

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On a deck

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On a rainy day

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With your younger sister

You can read anywhere!

So, set aside a special time each day, gather your children together and…

READ.

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Celebration of Children’s Book Week

May 2, 2019

This week is the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week.

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Take to heart what these famous people had to say. Then open a book and read to a child!

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

“To learn to read is to light a fire” — Victor Hugo

 

Check out this article from The New York Times:  In Classic Children’s Books, a Window to Childhood in Past Centuries.

The Rocket Book by Peter Newell is mentioned in the article. This delightful 1912 edition is part of my book collection.

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Remember:

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” –  Garrison Keillor

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Read Books! Read Books!

Promote Reading with Dr. Seuss

February 28, 2019

Saturday, March 2nd, is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. In schools across the nation, children will be celebrating Read Across American Day on Friday, March 1st.

Don’t miss out. Grab a book and read!

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One book, two books.

Old books, new books.

 

Some are short and funny, too.

Some are long like a size twelve shoe.

 

Magic happens in a book.

Turn the page and take a look.

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Books can fly you to the moon

Just by riding on a spoon.

 

Happy, sad, or full of flair

Books can take you anywhere.

So …

Grab a book and grab a friend.

Read a book until the end.

 

It’s Read Across America Day!

Do you know what Dr. Seuss would say?

 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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See more about Read Across American here.

 

 

 

Celebrate Literacy with World Read Aloud Day

January 31, 2019

Tomorrow is World Read Aloud Day. It was created by LitWorld.

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This is from The National Council of Teachers of English on why the read aloud is important – The Power of the World Read Aloud.

Power: Reading, writing and storytelling continue to be the defining way to claim power and one’s own voice.
Community: The Read Aloud lifts a community and shapes it: the stories read, the poems discussed, the articles examined, together create an environment of reflection and trust.
Hope: Reading together assures our children that stories honor past, present and future. They are in the presence of other people’s dreams and can create some of their own too.

It’s a bit late to join in some of the events, but here are a few ideas from Here Wee Read.

  • Attend a read aloud event in your community or at a local library or bookstore.
  • Donate books you no longer want or need to a local organization, school, pediatric office, Little Free Library or shelter.
  • Read aloud a stack of 2 – 5 picture books at home with smaller kids or read aloud a couple of chapters together with older kids.

 

You can still celebrate this wonderful event. It’s for everyone – young and old. Read aloud to someone you love!

 

 

Blog Break Festivities

September 6, 2018

I’m back! The past six weeks have been busy, busy, busy!

It began with the birth of a little baby.

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After thirteen girls plus one on the way in December, a boy finally made his way into our extended family.

There were six birthdays!

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Two anniversaries

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Lots of rain and rainbows

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Babysitting, Beaches, Bonfires

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And a holiday with family and friends!

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And, of course, there was lots of reading.

My blog break vacation was fantastic, but it’s good to be back!

World Read Aloud Day

February 1, 2018

It’s here!

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Check out World Read Aloud Day and find out all the things you can do to be an active participant.

What others have said about books and reading:

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.          ~ Maya Angelou

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. ~ Neil Gaiman

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. ~ Marcel Proust

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~ Dr. Seuss

Don’t waste another minute. Grab one of your favorite books and read it aloud to someone special!

 

Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

July 27, 2017

We all wear pants at some time or another, and most of us do some walking. Well, today it’s National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day. So, put on some fancy pants and go for a walk. If you’re not in the mood to do that, maybe one of these pantsy picture books will tickle your fancy.

greenpantsGreen Pants written and illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel, Candlewick Press

petePete With No Pants written and illustrated by Rowboat Watkins, Chronicle Books

grumpyGrumpy Pants written and illustrated by Claire Messer, Albert Whitman & Company

whereWhere Do Pants Go? written by Rebecca Van Slyke and illustrated by Chris Robertson, Sterling Children’s Books

ohOH, NO! Where Are My Pants? edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch, HarperCollins

Coming in September 2017

princessPrincesses Wear Pants written by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim and illustrated by Eva Byrne, Abrams Books for Young Readers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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