Category Archives: Literacy at School

Must-Have Tool #2

The excitement of another sound successful academic year is in the air. Littles are getting situated in their class assignments with new or old friends and teachers are getting acquainted. Organizational skills are making an appearance as paperwork, class outlines and an overview of the semester’s projects are all at bay. It’s the perfect time to remind littles that one of the key reasons

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PLEDGE.READ.WIN! Success Stories

Imagiread launched the Pledge.Read.Win! challenge at the beginning of August. The purpose was to reward families for making the pledge to read and engage together everyday for a minimum of 20 minutes. Since its launch, it has been very successful and we are pleased to announce that it is not the reason we thought it might be. Several years ago Imagiread hosted The Imagiread

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Reading with Pre-Teens

As children grow up and into having many interests parents can find themselves forced to evaluate whether enough is enough. These challenges can be especially cumbersome when trying to figure out how to get pre-teens to stick to a regular reading time. Since I’ve been privy to witness both sides of the spectrum I thought I would suggest a few pointers when trying to

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DIA’s El día de los niños/El día de los libros 2015

This coming Thursday marks the date that schools and libraries across the country will celebrate Diversity in Action’s Children’s Day/Book Day. The initiative celebrates reading culturally enriching materials for children of all languages and backgrounds. The website notes that the goals of Dia’ programming are to: Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries. Nurture cognitive and

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Encouraging Social Responsibility using literacy

I read an article a few years back that opened with a gruesome statistic. It stated that the average person experiences 2.4 uncivil acts at the hand of another per day. The author of the article went on to form a heavy debate around an emerging constitution, “mad culture” and talked in depth about how it came to be and what we can be

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The benefits of interactive Family Literacy time

I’ve noticed that the world is changing faster than ever here lately. I read an article the other day that talked about how time is slipping away into nothingness and that people are starting to become more aware of it. It’s truly something to behold when the clock says 1:00 and then magically moves to 4:00 in the blink of an eye. To boot,

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Why multi-cultural children’s literature is a big deal

The world of multi-cultural children’s literature has made some incredible strides here in the last few years. Most of it has something to do with an increasing number of authors and illustrators being welcomed to share their perspective and the rest has everything to do with society actively demanding that the trends change. Those are the actions combined that have introduced children, and their

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