In the first edition of Literacy Lava (published in June 09):
Susan Stephenson (that's me!) talked about the importance of reading aloud to kids and offered tips for making it an enjoyable experience for parents and kids.
Valerie Bartz from The Almost Librarian explained why it’s important to read to kids right from the start, and gave us some simple rhymes to do with babies.
Terry Doherty from Scrub-a-Dub-Tub suggested using early chapter books as reader’s theatre between parent and child, even with books that don’t necessarily appeal to Mom’s sense of humor!
Dawn Morris from Moms Inspire Learning declared that kids need books to thrive and grow. The right book can make a big difference to a child’s life.
Kim Chatel from Chatel Village confessed to being the parent of a reluctant reader. She suggested literacy ideas that work for her.
Amy Watson from Literacy Launchpad reminded us that children learn through play, and gave us ideas for incorporating literacy into play.
We also brought you ideas for reading and writing with food, online resources, and an activity page for kids.
You can still grab the first issue of Literacy Lava. It's free to download!
The second issue of Literacy Lava will be published on September 1, 2009. Get a preview of it here tomorrow!
Or how about downloading the latest copy of Sesame Street magazine from their website?
(Thanks to Cheryl Rainfield for the tip!)