Category Archives: Reading

Nature-based literacy – building lifelong learning and connecting kids to nature

Nature-based literacy is combining reading with being outdoors, helping kids (and adults) develop a love for both, and nurturing a lifelong connection to nature and learning. Having been an environmental educator for more than 30 years and a librarian for … Continue reading

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Four Circles Learning Supports Reading with Matching Funds

Four Circles Learning is putting its money where its mission is… helping people learn to love learning – and this time it’s for kids. Kids need books – good books – to read so they learn to love reading, and … Continue reading

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Collaborative Poem Challenge: Celebrate Books, Libraries, & the Earth

Join the fun… contribute to this collaborative poem! April is for celebrating a lot of my favorite things: National Library Week (April 10 – 16), Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) Month, National Poetry Month and Earth Day. So, what better way … Continue reading

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March 9 – Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

It’s World Read-Aloud Day – a day to celebrate reading and combat illiteracy by reading a favorite book, poem, story, article, anything aloud to someone else. The day is sponsored by LitWorld, a NY-based literacy organization. The goal is to … Continue reading

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12 Gifts that Encourage Kids to Read

photo © 2009 Zechariah Judy | more info (via: WylioThis holiday make your gift-giving count for your young readers. Give them gifts that will encourage them to want to read…here are twelve suggestions for starters: A Basketful of Books – … Continue reading

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What Do Boys Want in Books?

and… short books, non-fiction, humor, biographies, extremes. Learn more at Real Men Read with Kids .

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Celebrating Intellectual Freedom

Banned Books Week is today through Oct. 2, 2010. It’s a great time to read a banned or challenged book and remind everyone how important it is to our democracy to have intellectual freedom – the freedom to be able … Continue reading

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