I will be looking for authors and/or educators interested in contributing to the site with blog posts, interviews, videos, podcasts, etc. This site is not about reading instruction, but enjoying books, building relationships, and changing attitudes. It will, we hope, help you make a difference in kids’ lives and your own.
If you are interested in contributing to the site, send me a message on the About Us/Contact page
It is my hope that authors will welcome the opportunity to share their expertise and passion with other adults who strive to inspire children. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Location, location, location: reading in dif places: tree house? bathtub? under a blanket tent? reading picnic?
The art of storytelling – modeling read-alouds with your books
Connection of stories and music
Cherish books – share your childhood memories
Art activities for extending stories
Games for extending stories
Encouraging without intimidating
Fun with rhyme
Books and family values
Minimizing intimidation factor
Books and movies
Author visits: bookstores, libraries, YouTube
Book scavenger hunt
Books and geography
Incorporate books into daily life; ex: read about the museum before your trip
Skype reading time with grandparents or other relatives/friends
Researching an interest
Rewards with books; ex: stay up late to read a book; books as special gifts, etc.
Choosing the right books for your kids
Games with books
Modeling a love for the written word
Art and Books: encouraging your child to be the illustrator
Make reading fun – dramatic reading
Make reading fun – choral reading
Making reading fun – echo reading
Making reading fun – puppets
I would love to hear your ideas, as well. Please CONTACT HERE.