Celebrate International Literacy Day!

By |September 8th, 2015|

The Power of People: Start a Literacy Movement

International Literacy Day (ILD) shines a spotlight on global literacy needs, which goes hand in hand with ILA’s mission: literacy for everyone, everywhere. See how the Philippines transformed their literacy rate and improved the lives of Filipinos of all ages.

International Literacy Day is celebrated annually by the International […]

Beat the Summer Slide by reading

By |July 3rd, 2015|

Make sure kids have something to read during the summer — put books into children’s hands. Register with First Book and gain access to award-winning new books for free and to deeply discounted new books and educational materials or find other national and local programs and organizations that can help.

Get your local public library to […]

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES Partner Sign-Up

By |June 16th, 2015|

 

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES Partner Sign-Up
Join over 2,000 partners across all 50 states who are committed to working with parents and caregivers to help their children achieve lifelong learning success.

We want individuals who work with organizations that reach parents with children from birth to age 8 to become Read Aloud 15 MINUTES Campaign Partners.

It’s free! […]

Nepal needs our help…

By |April 30th, 2015|

The damage is still being assessed after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, and death tolls continue to rise. This region is in desperate need of help right. Relief workers are facing challenges with knowing where to go: Most roads and buildings don’t exist on a map. But that’s a situation that’s changing, hour by hour, […]

Make every day Earth Day!

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Today April 22, 2015 is Earth Day! Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been a great reminder to celebrate the Earth, nature, and more natural living, however you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to start. Make a plan daily to do something to celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity and help towards protecting our […]

Building Literacy with Crosswords for kids

By |April 19th, 2015|

Crosswords for kids help your child to learn about the meaning of words and how to use them in sentences. To solve a crossword puzzle, your child needs to search for alternative words, evaluate word choices and differentiate between homophones (words which sound the same but are spelled differently: i.e. pear and pair). These are […]

Books, Books Everywhere: Create a Reader-Friendly Home for Your Children

By |March 12th, 2015|

For Houston children, I know how to read books are just the start of a love of literacy that will benefit your child all through life. Whether you buy more books of your own, borrow them from your local library or get them on loan from friends, putting books in front of your children is […]

The advantages of reading to your children.

By |February 11th, 2015|

The vast mass of knowledge in the world can only be gained by reading, and if you want your children to be smart, they have to acquire a love for reading.   The love of reading has so many benefits.   You can develop this reading habit in your children in as early as their first few […]

The love for reading is declining.

By |January 1st, 2015|

The number of American children who say they love reading books for fun has dropped almost 10% in the last four years, according to a US study, with children citing the pressure of schoolwork and other distractions.

The survey of 2,558 US parents and children, carried out for children’s publisher Scholastic and managed by YouGov, found […]

Encourage Your Children to Become Good Readers

By |May 31st, 2014|

There are a number of things which we, as parents, can do to encourage our children to become good readers.Getting children reading is about always finding new opportunities for them to read, or for you to read to them. One of the main reasons children don’t read more is because they cannot find books they […]