Friday, July 27, 2012

Looking Back to May, June, July 2011

Towards the end of each month in 2011, I revisited some articles I'd written in 2009 and 2010. Not only did that mean new readers of the blog might find something useful otherwise buried in the archives, but it also reminded me of content I could refer to when I wrote new articles.

And here it is July 2012! In each month of this year, I planned to look back to posts I wrote in 2011. However, my jaunt in Europe put a halt to that. So today I revisit three months in 2011: May, June and July. Don't forget you can also use the right sidebar to find earlier posts, too. Click Creating, Learning, Reviews, Reading, Writing and Celebrating to explore those themes, use the search box to find specific areas of interest, or try the Blog Archive to browse by months.

May 2011

The ExplOratorium website is a fascinating learning space. Here's my take: Children's Learning at Expl0ratorium

Caption writing is such a clever way to sneak some literacy into kids' lives: Writing Fun for Kids - Create a Caption

It makes such good sense to link reading and writing, both important skills for education and for life: Boost Children's Literacy by Linking Reading and Writing

Are you looking for activities to promote visual literacy in your kids? Try Visual Literacy Activities with Online Resources and Visual Literacy with Children's Picture Books

Some learning activities for that wonderful children's picture book, Feathers for Phoebe: Children's Learning Activities, Feathers for Phoebe

I love comic creators and what they offer kids. Check out: Creating Comics with Professor Garfield

Have you tried Playing with Images and Words at Fotoflexer? Image editors can be a great way for kids to combine word and picture play.

Go back further in time with Looking Back to May Past for all sorts of articles about children's literacy, literature and learning.

June 2011

Storytelling is a wonderful benefit to kids and adults alike: Sixteen Sensational Storytelling Ideas

Iaza is another cool image editor, and a great place for kids to play with words and images under supervision: Visual Literacy - Play with Words and Images at Iaza

Discovering and trying to set world records can be a great learning activity for kids. With the Olympics coming up, some of these ideas might be useful: Children's Learning - Break a World Record

Another place for kids to play with words and images: Writing Fun for Kids - Arthur Comic Creator

Some kids need a little help reining in screen time and learning to play: Letter to the Book Chook - Worried About Play

Go back further in time with Looking Back to June Past for all sorts of articles about children's literacy, literature and learning.

July 2011

Need to make a poster with your kids? Check out: Book Chook Favourites - Making Posters

If you're looking for a fun and easy writing/reading activity, consider using sticky notes: Children's Writing - The Power of Sticky Notes

More Book Chook Favourites, this time wonderful web spaces where kids can create books: Book Chook Favourites - Book Creation

If you have a youngster who loves dinosaurs, take a look at this list of resources I've compiled: Children's Learning - Dinosaurs

Go back further in time with Looking Back to July Past for even more articles about children's literacy, literature and learning.

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