Caution: Don’t eat actual soup while you’re playing this game. (We did – it was an issue. I’ll tell you at the end.) Scrabble – Alphabet Scoop is a fun new game that you can play with kids who are at different levels of literacy and of different ages. It’s […]
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I have a theory that a really great pencil might get your kid to do more writing. Now, hear me out. (And let me assure you right now this isn’t an ad and I’m not being paid by anyone.) I’m not just talking about a pretty pencil. It’s not some “normal” pencil […]
If you’re trying to encourage your child to read more, surround her with good examples. Read, yourself, especially when she’s around to see you setting a good example. And here’s another good thing to do. Go to Get Caught Reading and print off one of their celebrity posters. You can […]
This could be the perfect literacy game. So simple and so brilliant. It has all the elements you could want in a game that encourages reading: it’s fun, it offers an immediate reward for reading, it’s easy for parents to quickly learn and set up and it has lots of […]
You can read them in a box, You can read them with a fox! They discovered seven new Seuss stories you see, Filled with crafty rhymes for you to read. But don’t go to the store yet, please remember… They won’t be published until September! Yes, you’ve got it right—seven […]
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) […]
They’ve finally come up with a new, addictive, fun and brain-saving type of jigsaw puzzle that kids will actually enjoy. It’s difficult – if not downright impossible – to explain exactly how Ji Ga Zo works. You have to try it for yourself, and you’ll understand. (Which is why I […]
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.
Think about literacy. Take 30 seconds during the holidays – today – to reflect on how you can help your child become a better reader, enjoy books more and have greater access to books. Just taking the time to focus on literacy will bring your child one step closer to enjoying reading more. Here […]
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, […]