Author: Joyce Grant

Reading theory

Letters can get kids reading

Getting letters in the mail — snail-mail — can be a great way to get kids interested in reading. With email and texting, kids rarely receive actual mail any more. But we all remember how much fun it is to get an envelope that’s addressed to us. (In fact, even […]

Great books Reluctant readers

Images + Text Blurbs = Reading

Interesting images paired with small, explanatory bits of text. That’s a winning combination for many reluctant readers. It’s the secret behind books like the Guinness Book of Records, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Klutz books–and so on. Innovation Nation¬†takes a look at 50 great Canadian inventions. The book was created […]

"Acclaimed architect influenced by his Indigenous heritage & European Expressionism. Douglas Cardinal." - Twitter feed of Evan Munday, @idontlikemunday
On the Internet

#365 Canadians on Twitter @idontlikemunday

Canadian illustrator (and author) Evan Munday has a great project going on Twitter, and it might get your kid interested in reading about interesting Canadians. Every day in 2017 (Canada’s 150th anniversary), he’s posting an illustration of a “famous Canadian you don’t know.” Each one features a short (well, Twitter-length […]

Games

You need this game, PDQ!

The aptly named Pretty Darn Quick word Game, PDQ, is easy to learn and will help to get your kid reading. It’s really just a bunch of letter cards, but the true genius of the game lies in the fun, fast and flexible rules. How to play You deal out […]