There was plenty of news around the Kidlitosphere last week — including the “soft launch” of Booklights, a new literacy/reading blog hosted by PBS Parents. It’s already off to a great start with some picture book recommendations from Jen, Pam Coughlin (MotherReader), and Susan Kusel (Wizards Wireless).
As in week’s past, Jen Robinson and I collected news-you-can use in the categories of literacy & reading-related events; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; and other new resources.
Jen offers some updates to recent news (hint: the Red Sox are involved), but my favorites are the inspiring stories … like this article Jen found in the (Columbus) Ledger-Enquirer about a police officer participating in Heroes Read Day at the Columbus Public Library.
My favorite reading tip of the week had to be from Mary Ostyn: “Let your kids read under the covers with a flashlight late at night. Pretend not to notice.” A mom after my own heart!
As you’ll see in Roundup over at Jen’s , we pulled a number of items from the Everybody Wins posts on Twitter. Their tweets are informative and timely … it’s like having a newscrawl for literacy and reading.