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; literacy/reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; and grants, sponsorships and donations.
Yesterday we kicked off National Literacy Month, and tomorrow we celebrate 43 great years of Reading is Fundamental. What a great way to get the party started!
The idea of kids and dads reading together always makes me smile, so I particularly liked Jen’s find of the YourHub.com article about FRED – Fathers Reading Every Day – a literacy program in Colorado.
If you haven’t stopped by Booklights. yet today, do please swing by. Jen launched her newest series: Tips for Growing Bookworms. She opens right away with Tip #1: Read Aloud. If you’re a fan of Jen’s you know that she feels very strongly about this subject! She opened the year asking the question how can we encourage read aloud? and she is (thankfully) keeping the conversation going.
I’m keeping things short and sweet today (and tomorrow) as you-know-who has off from school. We’re five days away until Catherine turns 8, so she has lots of planning “we” need to do! I’ll be back in full swing on Wednesday and I’ll likely have a daily blurb then.
Please don’t forget that today is Nonfiction Monday. Anamaria is hosting at her very lovely Books Together blog. She has the cutest green hedgehog! It’s about 1:30pm Eastern here, and she’s ALREADY got 18 links. Woot!