The Littlest Bookworm Newsletter
I am beginning this newsletter to bring literacy and educational resources and articles to parents, families, educators, and librarians. It is a passion of mine to showcase and promote literacy enrichment for young children in and out of the classroom. If it is a success, then I will continue to publish this newsletter once a month.
Literacy News and Interesting Posts....
ActivityVillage.com has a great article on Ideas for Sharing Stories with Children. Do you do these tricks while you are reading to a child?
Do you have a home library? How is it organized? Can your child reach his/her books? Check out how Susan organizes her home library on the Booklights site.
Booklights also features another article by Susan in which she questions- When should you read Charlotte's Web to your children? Some of the themes in the book are heavy so it is a delicate issue of when your child is mature enough to handle them. Every child is different.
Check out HarperCollins Children's Video Player to hear Neil Gaiman read his new book, Blueberry Girl, and to see new book trailers and meet the authors of The Thirteenth Princess, The Wonder Book, and Omen of the Stars.
Jen Robinson has some tips for growing a bookworm- Be selective in your television watching.
Pam Allyn has written a fantastic piece on The Value of a Picture Book: 5 Life-Lessons Your Child Gets from Picture Books. Link thanks to the Scrub-a-Dub-Tub blog, which promotes children's literacy.
Forbes has highlighted librarian Betsy Bird as the "most powerful blogger in kids' books." How can you not check that out? Link thanks to Jen Robinson.
Literacy News has an interesting post on making language easier by using rhymes as a technique.
What Do I Have Going On?
The blog tour for Share a Story-Shape a Future is coming up in two weeks, March 8-14, 2010. If you haven't heard of this tour, it is an annual Literacy Blog Tour and it is based on the principle that "It takes a village to raise a reader." Susan from The Book Chook is hosting the tour on Day 2, with the theme of Literacy My Way/Literacy Your Way. I am very excited to be contributing 2 posts to Day 2 of the tour. Please be sure to check out my and all of the contributions for this wonderful tour!
I also have a Review Smash coming up this week with some Children's book reviews. Be sure to keep an eye out for it!
Although this is out of the realm of young readers, I also had to include this powerful and well-written response by author Sonya Sones on an attempt to have her book, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, banned in a Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin high school. I would like to inform that mother that banning her book will only make it that much popular and send the kids everywhere looking for it to see what the "big deal" is. Have people learned nothing from all of the previously banned books?? Will they ever learn? Probably not. They don't read books.
Thanks for reading my debut Little Bookworms Newsletter. Please leave me even the briefest comment to give me your feedback. Thanks!