Susan at The Book Chook compiles a wonderful digital magazine called Literacy Lava that parents can access for free in pdf form. She just released the fourth issue and it includes a lot of helpful and interesting articles about creative thinking, magazine hunts, raising book-loving boys, encouraging writing skills, how to select quality books, discovery baskets, story stretchers and using multimedia for storytelling. I especially love all the links to different online resources. I hadn't heard of many of them and will certainly refer back to them in the future. Well worth checking out!
Each week, Mom It Forward hosts a #gno twitter party (Girls’ Night Out). This Tuesday, the topic is "Celebrate Reading and Children’s Literature." Join other moms on Tuesday, March 9 from 9-11 ET by using the #gno and #memetales hashtags as they discuss ways to nurture young readers (Make sure to RSVP to the party.) You can also enter for a chance to win a Kodak zi8 Video Camera.
The Share a Story - Shape a Future blog tour begins on March 8th and runs until March 12th. Each day different kidlit bloggers promote reading and literacy by sharing useful tips and ideas.
The topics covered each day are as follows: (more information here)
Day 1: The Many Faces of Reading - Terry Doherty @ Scrub-a-Dub-Tub
Day 2: Literacy My Way/Literacy Your Way - Susan Stephenson @ The Book Chook
Day 3: Just the Facts: The Nonfiction Book Hook - Sarah Mulhern @ The Reading Zone
Day 4: Reading Through the Ages: Old Faves & New Classics - Donalyn Miller @ The Book Whisperer
Day 5: Reading for the Next Generation - Jen @ Jen Robinson's Book Page