Thursday, August 20, 2009

Literacy Lava 1 Recap

Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, there are so many ways to help them develop literacy skills. If you're new to The Book Chook, you might have missed the first edition of Literacy Lava, a magazine erupting with useful tips for parents. It will only be available for a few more days, before being replaced with the latest edition, so grab it while you can.

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!)

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