Here we go again. The school bells have rung, the new school year has begun. Whether your kids go to a traditional school, a new-age school or are being home-schooled, reading goals are not (and should not) be restricted to "school". Reading is a life-enriching activity, one that goes farther than the classroom, school, tests, … Continue reading How To Set Family Reading Goals?
A fair where, books, literature and reading are the main attraction...Sign us up! Readers and writers converging outside their separate corners and celebrating the power of creativity...We are there! Book fairs take books out of their usual displays and familiar settings and into the world. In book fairs, you not only connect with books, but … Continue reading Take Me Out To The Book Fair!
World Read Aloud Day is around the corner. On February 16th readers around the world will be speaking up and sharing stories. What better way to connect as humans? what better way to pass on the experience of reading as something that goes beyond ourselves? We love reading quietly in a corner. We love our … Continue reading Why Read Aloud?
Tourist destinations make a great effort to connect with their visitors. One way they do this is by speaking the language of the newcomers, and offering their own, along with local information, historic facts and new or upcoming milestones. On a recent trip to Panama, we were met with new and interesting uses of the … Continue reading Unexpected Bilingual Discoveries
The Youth Media Awards were held recently at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association, in Atlanta GA. Looking thru the list of nominees and winners, shared by SLJ, we were glad to see diverse books about people and experiences from all over the world. Some caught our attention and deserve our praise for … Continue reading Diverse Reading List From YMA
How to debunk for good the myth of a singular human experience? How do we show our kids their stories in print, their faces in technicolor? How do we make them relate and understand the stories of those who are far away? Simple. By embracing diversity in the stories we tell, the books we read … Continue reading The Myth of The Single Story
How can a simple writing activity encourage more emotional awareness and positive social interactions? Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and the readiness to show appreciation for kindness. You show this appreciation by your words and actions. And what best way to integrate both than by writing a Thank You Note? Gratitude then is … Continue reading Gratitude As An Opportunity
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