This week Jen Robinson is hosting our children’s literacy and reading news round-up. The roundups are brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Jen and I collected plenty of content for you about literacy and reading-related events; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; grants, sponsorships and donations; and other new resources. We hope you’ll find some useful information.
Even with the holiday, vacations, and the slow-down that comes each summer, there are plenty of noteworthy tidbits. One of the themes that we continue to see repeated – and which we love to repeat – is the idea that reading with our kids should be fun.
- Parenting-n-Families reminds us that reading is a fun, shared activity.
- Susan Stephenson (The Book Chook) suggests giving the kids power.
- GrowYourBaby.com published a study that shows that 67% of kids want their parents to read with them more often.
Last but not least, before you head over to In Need of Chocolate for the weekly Nonfiction Monday roundup, be sure to stop by I.N.K. Linda Salzman posts a summer repeat from Kathleen Krull reminding us that dormant readers love nonfiction.