Author: Joyce Grant

Election literacy
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Election literacy

Elections provide great opportunities for reading. Not just the words themselves, but what everything on an election sign means. My son and I discussed the concept of the “incumbent,” sparked by the word “re-elect” on a sign we saw. Check out an election sign, and talk to your child about […]

Successes

Mom got her son reading!

Great news. Remember the mom from the Oct. 1 post? Well, she has done an amazing job and in just one short week, her son is now picking up books and reading more. She says she went right home and got out a selection of books in subjects that interested […]

Great make: plasticine books
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Great make: plasticine books

This great comment from Cathy was too good to leave in the comments section. Hi Joyce: You’ve got me thinking about what sorts of things encouraged my boys to enjoy reading when they were small. One idea that really worked and was a lot of fun: When my son was […]

Nancy’s Book of Poems
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Nancy’s Book of Poems

You may remember Nancy, from our Sept. 18 post. She’s the little girl who wasn’t terribly keen on reading. Her mom and I discussed getting her to write about something she’s interested in. Well, Nancy and her mom took the idea and ran with it! We’re pleased to present her […]

Great Read: Winnie the Witch
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Great Read: Winnie the Witch

What is it about Winnie? I don’t know for sure, but she captivates her audience, and she’ll capture your heart. From the first time I met her, she had me scrambling to find more. Fortunately, there is a whole series of Winnie books. Winnie is not your typical witch. She […]