As a child in Iowa, there were no racial minorities in my neighborhood and the values and family practices discussed in the school books were utterly White American. That didn’t mean that I was the middle of anything.
Images of Americans lined up to vote are all over the news and Internet. Being a literacy kind of guy, I’ve been searching those images to see if folks are reading during all of those hours of waiting. Few look to be doing so. Every 20th person or so. Most people are masked and just […]
The need for connection with book ideas and the relief and thrill they can bring, is powerful these days, more than ever.
How soon should you begin to read and talk with your child? From birth or before. The more literacy experiences a child has from the get go, the more they’ll be ready to take on the world.
Every parent can use some helpful advice from time to time. The Annie E. Casey Foundation offers timely support to help families thrive.
This week we’d like to encourage what may be new for many families…Poetry!
It’s never too early to begin reading to and talking with a child. Language and communication skills are acquired from birth. Read on.
Make learning fun by creating challenges, inviting exploration, and sharing what’s learned through conversations that affirm everyone’s experiences.
Authors’ voices are heard and emotions are felt when we read with expression.
Self-selected reading offers children an opportunity to discover their passions.