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#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 […]

Great books

Kidlit trends for 2017

Want to know what the new year holds for children’s literature? Keeping in mind this is just one publisher–albeit a big one–here are Scholastic’s trends for (presumably American but probably Canadian as well–don’t know about other countries) children’s literature. That was a very complicated sentence. Sorry. Here are the trends: […]

Crafts Great books

Instruction books great for literacy

Most of us are motivated by rewards. It’s the theory behind gamification–video games are so addictive because every small step brings some kind of reward, like a coin or a level-up. In literacy, that theory applies to instruction-type manuals, like recipes. As a child reads, he’s working toward a goal–the meal he’s creating. Books […]