It’s January, and it seems like the word “resolution” is everywhere. Here in the tub, we tend to frame our resolutions in terms of what we want to do: Give parents, teachers, librarians, tutors, grandparents, et al, the tools they need to “grow a reader.”
Still, January is as good a time as any to grab a cup of cocoa and think about where we’ve been and what lies ahead. When I started the Reading Tub, I focused on the “learning” aspect of literacy. That’s where “Turning a page … Opening the World”® comes from. My thought was, get a child to love (or even just like) reading and you will expand his natural curiosity and imagination … and along the way engender a love of learning.
But as I sit here today (having read a little more myself), I realize our goal really is bigger than just learning. It’s simply this: bring reading home to families. I have adopted this as the Reading Tub® my mantra because it captures the various facets of children’s literacy and what we are trying to do. So here is what we’re resolve to keep doing this year.
Here’s to keeping those resolutions for 2008!