Monday, March 8, 2010

Share a Story, Shape a Future - a great resource for parents

Share a Story Shape a Future is an annual blog event to promote literacy, celebrate books, and provide resources for parents, teachers, and readers everywhere. This year's theme is "It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader." Join us this week, March 8th to March 12th. This is a wonderful resource for parents to explore. You can read inspiring articles, find helpful, practical tips, and discover new authors you admire. I'm excited to be participating on Friday, reflecting on how parents can help their children learn to love reading even if they are not a great reader themselves.

Each day a different kidlitosphere blogger serves as host for the posting of several other bloggers. You may visit the host blogs' sites to find a complete blog roll for each day. There will be many different resources that will inspire you to help your children develop a love of reading.

Monday, March 8th: The Many Faces of Reading
Host: Terry Doherty at Scrub-A-Dub-Tub
Topics of the day will encompass the relationship aspect of helping children learn to read: parent-child and teacher-parent partnerships, literacy outreach; and libraries, to name a few.

Tuesday, March 9th: Literacy My Way/Literacy Your Way
Host: Susan Stephenson at The Book Chook
Creative literacy in all its forms (writing, art, computers) will be the topic of the day.

Wednesday, March 10th: Just the Facts: The Nonfiction Book Hook
Host: Sarah Mulhern at The Reading Zone
This is the day for exploring the different genres of nonfiction (biography and memoir, science, nature, math, etc), as well as the use (or not) of historical fiction.

Thursday, March 11th: Reading Through the Ages: Old Faves & New Classics
Host: Donalyn Miller at The Book Whisperer
Bloggers will share thematic book lists that include newer titles and the classics we loved as kids.

Friday, March 12th: Reading for the Next Generation
Host: Jen Robinson at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Join us as we talk about how to approach reading when your interests and your child's don't match. It may be that you don't like to read but your child does, how to raise the reader you're not, and dealing with the "pressure" of feeling forced to read.

There is a great line-up for the Share a Story, Shape a Future event. I look forward to reading the posts this week from well-regarded book bloggers and literacy advocates around the world.

** The Share a Story, Shape a Future logo was created by Elizabeth Dulemba, children's book author and illustrator, and SaS/SaF contributor.

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