The incidence of reading disabilities among boys with ADHD was 51 percent, and among girls it was 46.7 percent. For boys without ADHD, the reading disability rate among the study participants was 14.5 percent; among girls it was 7.7 percent. This news is particularly noteworthy for girls, because those who don’t have ADHD have relatively low rate of reading disabilities, …
I am so excited to find these books lists by pre-eminent Native American Children’s Literature scholar, Debbie Reese. She has a wonderful website (listed on my blogroll), American Indians in Children’s Literature.
Mean-girl bullying used to set in over fifth-grade sleepover parties, but now the warfare increasingly permeates the early elementary school years. By Pamela Paul of the New York Times.
I had to look up the Carnegie Medal in Literature Award in Wikipedia. It’s another version of the Newbery with the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration aping the Caldecott. It’s all good to me but surprisingly, there is not a ton of overlap between the Newbery and Carnegie s well as the Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. There are plenty of great books out there that deserve awards!
Even if you are not buying picture books, please read them to your children! Get them from the school library, the public library, a yard sale or do book trades with mom friends. Picture books are for any age; they are a complete story with a beginning, middle and end. The illustrations help to tell the story and picture books often have rich and vivid language making it a more interesting experience than some repetitive, mindless easy chapter books (Rainbow Fairies come to mind here but you fill in the blank with your pet peeve series).
I am excited about the Newbery Awards! Amanda Struckmeyer served on the Newbery Committee that selected Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and her list, I believe, is dead on. Here’s a link to the post that has her Mock Newbery event. But more importantly, here’s her list:
I had a really good day two days ago in Newtonville, MA where I live. My mom friend told me about Hip Stitch, a really great sewing class studio for kids. I met the owner who was really nice and checked out their glorious multi-colored inspired space. My kids can’t wait to take a class. My girls have been sewing pillows out of old t-shirts by hand which tend to turn out misshapen. Now they can actually learn to use a sewing machine and make everything from headbands to clothes!
My friend Bea also told me about a fun and free day of yoga at Down Under Yoga in celebration of their new location. Classes are for both adults and children! This studio is great because it has many different styles of yoga classes including Iyengar and Vinyasa and some of the most renowned teachers in the area.
An internet security company called AVG surveyed moms in North America and parts of Europe and found that in the U.S. 92% of children under the age of 2 have an online presence of some sort.
This appealing series is a fun and funny read with great illustrations by LeUyen Pham that really make the book come alive. Look and Pham have a winning combination. Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid can have another series to dig into! Hooray for that!