Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures of their kids caught in the act of reading! The pictures for this week are AMAZING starting off with a new blow up toy that my Mom Friend Melissa just got. It was very time consuming to inflate it, she tells me, but I think it’s well worth it as a very cool reading nook! What do you think?
We travel this week to Argentina. When I think of Argentina, the first thing I think of is beef but there is more to Argentina than just cattle. I wanted to explore the gauchos (Argentinean cowboys) and indigenous people.
Getting kids to sleep is such a politically charged topic for parents. There are the co-sleepers who are vehemently opposed by the Independent Sleepers. Caught in the middle? The parents who get no sleep and still have to function the next day. Here are two takes. Go the F**k to Sleep is by Newton (my town) funny man Adam Mansbach whose jack-in-the-box kids are fodder for humor. If they are keeping him awake, it’s clearly enhancing his sense of humor.
A quirky selection of books for budding artists of ages that includes picture book through young adult fiction. No book is actually instructional in nature, rather the list serves to stir the creative juices for reading and creating art!
I landed in Guatemala because I actually had no idea of what to post on but I keep an email folder of “books that I want to read” from all the blogs that I read and Libertad came up and that was it for me. I don’t know much about Guatemala though my oldest just did a unit on the ancient civilizations of South and Central America but I always get the Aztecs mixed up with the Mayans. I think she had the Mayans, though.
These tips are from Dr. Abby. I have more posts on Reluctant Readers here
A list of favorite picture books that are not widely known.
I met Jen Robinson at KidLitCon 2010 which was a great thrill for me because I am a HUGE fan of her excellent blog, Jen Robinson’s Book Page. My work friend, Nat, sent me this link so I am excited to share her words of wisdom on Boys and Summer Reading.
Yep, I was forced to read these books as a kid also. Must be a rite of passage. A few I read on my own, but many of these were assigned reading. Check out this list from Time Magazine online to see if you had to read them too! And more importantly, will you make sure your kids read them too?!!