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Contest! Win a Ji Ga Zo puzzle

What is the best literacy activity you’ve done with your kids to help get them reading? The three top answers will be shared here and will win a Ji Ga Zo puzzle, courtesy of Hasbro and Getting Kids Reading. The contest ends on Saturday, April 2 so get your answer(s) […]

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Valentine’s Day literacy activities

1. Think of words that rhyme and write a poem for a loved one.

2. Create personalized Valentine’s Day cards and write each other loving messages. Cut out words and letters from magazines to make them extra unique.

3. Bake Valentine’s Day cupcakes and use candy heart notes or icing to write a sweet message.

4. Play a “Valentine’s Day edition” game of Scrabble® and score double points when you spell a word about love.

5. Show yours kids you love them by reading a love-themed book together, like Clifford’s Valentine’s Day.

6. Research the meaning behind Valentine’s Day.

Holidays provide a great opportunity to incorporate creativity and imagination with fun literacy-related activities to be enjoyed individually or as a family. Benefit from literacy by spending 15 minutes a day reading, writing, playing a game or following a recipe.

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NYTimes 10 best picture books

In time for holiday gift buying, three editors at the New York Times have published their choices for the “top 10” picture books of 2010. I’m not sure I’m completely with them on this list. I mean, “top 10”? Out of everything, these are the ones? No Jeremy Tankard? So… as with any suggestions, […]