Thank you to everyone who sent in photos of their darlings reading! I really appreciate it and always need more photos (please email PragmaticMom.firstname.lastname@example.org)! This week’s photos struck me how much these parents use great strategies to get their children to read (and to really love reading). Notice reader Jessyca who uses the thrill of a new magazine to get her kids excited to read. Reader Kimberly has a “high interest” series book for her son. If you go through all the posts of Caught in the Act … of READING!, you’ll notice that The Magic Tree house comes up again and again. The beauty of a series is that there are lots of them and the familiarly of characters and a plot format make for a pleasant read for kids. Finally, reader Elizabeth sneaks in book time during an otherwise “just killing time” part of the day: waiting at the school pick up. These are all great ideas to try to get your kids reading but there are tons more (should you be interested) in this category of posts called Reluctant Readers.
Best Phonics Workbooks: Explode the Code (at Amazon.com)
Best Phonics for reluctant read aloud readers: progressive phonics (www.progressivephonics.com)
Fun book series for reluctant read aloud readers: You Read to Me and I’ll Read to You
Thank you to everyone who sent in a photo! There are such great photos this week!!! I always need more so please keep them coming to pragmaticmom.com(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!!! It is always fun for me to see what old friends are up to and meet new folks. This week, I have a old work colleague who left to pursue other endeavors. She took the gorgeous black and white photo and even her snapshots are amazing as she is a portrait photographer! I met another mom friend, author Melissa Wiley, at KidLitCon 2010 last fall and we both vowed to get All of a Kind Family books back in print. She was responsible for single handedly getting the Betsy-Tacy-Tib series back in print so I have recruited a heavy hitter to my cause! Thank you again to everyone and hope you all have a marvelous Monday!!!
I’m back from school vacation week and ready to resume my weekly features with a twist. They are now going to be weekly-ish. Yes, like the Ish! book by Peter Reynolds, a facsimile of the real thing because it turns out to be a frantic pace to be posting weekly. I’m assuming overwhelming for you, my readers too! 🙂 In the meantime, I am cooking up another idea for a blog children’s literature so please stay tuned…
Thank you for sending in photos GeekMom , Mama and the Boys, and There’s a Book. I can’t do this weekly Monday feature with your help, so please keep the photos coming.
So when @IanChia on Twitter sent this article to me, Children distracted from reading by TV and computers, I fully agreed with its premise. Yes, that is exactly what happened to us on our trip. I would have had more pictures of kids caught in the act of reading since my husband and I had our camera and iPhone on the ready, but … they just didn’t read much so there was not much to catch. These kids did do some reading though! Kudos to their parents for pulling that off! I wish I could say the same!
Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures of kids Caught in the Act … of READING both last week and for this week. Here they are! If you want your child (and it doesn’t have to be your own) featured next week, please send me a link or a photo to pragmaticmom.com (at) gmail.com. Replace the (at) with @. Thanks so much!!
This was such a great list of books that I asked LiteratureForLunch for permission to repost and she graciously said yes. Enjoy!
Have you ever wanted anything more than the forbidden fruit? Yeah, me neither, so let’s not create an artificial lack thinking we’ll change kids’ ideas about games. This is the part of the argument where I think Mr. Spence gets off track.