Friday, July 29, 2011

Looking Back to July Past

Towards the end of each month, I like to revisit articles I've written in 2009 and 2010. Not only does this mean new readers of the blog may find something useful otherwise buried in the archives, but it also reminds me of content I can refer to when I write new articles.

2009

Thinking Creatively Some Book Chook ideas for incorporating questions that encourage creative thinking into a child's everyday life.

Inspiring Kids to Write with Prompt Generators and More Writing Inspiration for Kids both have some web resources to get your kids started with story creation.

Develop Imagination Through Literature-based Play. Imaginations get a wonderful workout when we start with children's literature.

Encouraging Young Readers.

Use YouTube to Encourage Reading. Screens and books CAN work together!

Virtual Visiting - Switcheroo Zoo. Lots of fun and learning for kids who love animals.

2010

According to my blog stats, this has been one of the most popular single posts on The Book Chook, with nearly 7 000 page views since last year. How Do Kids Write a Book Review?

Do you have a A Heart for Art? Here are some ideas for helping your kids appreciate and enjoy art in their lives.

Let's Celebrate Pandemonium Day. What a great excuse for making a ruckus! The PBS Kids Reading Activity Calendar has lots of other great ideas for celebrating literacy, including Cow Appreciation Day.

Presenting the Book Chook Cook Book. Just for fun and food - you can still grab your free copy!

Help Kids Become Readers and Writers. A simple but powerful secret - incorporate read o'clock and write o'clock into each day.

Learn Something Every Day is a fun website that's a trivia fan's dream come true. It's also a wonderful philosophy. Why not have your kids make their own collection of quirky facts?
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