Monday, March 8, 2010

Share-A-Story, Shape-A-Future Day 1: The Many Faces of Reading

Special Thanks to Susan Stephenson of The Book Chook for the art!

Today is Day 1 of Share-A-Story, Shape-A-Future (SAS-SAF), an event to celebrate literacy and provide resources and ideas to spread the word and the love!  The topic for today is The Many Faces of Reading.   Here is my quick summary of what is featured:

Parent Child Book Clubs at Imagination Soup:  This is a great post to get the creative juices stirring!!  I just posted this last weekend in my monthly Literary Locals post about a book party that I hosted last September.  I had such a great time and when I read Imagination Soup's ideas for a parent-child book club, it inspired me to hold book parties more often.  Wouldn't it be great to have a monthly group where we constantly celebrated books with kids, with activities and treats all surrounding that book or set of books?!?!  Now, I just have to find the time!!

Dads!  The 3 Secrets to Reading to Your Daughters:  Lee Wind from I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read weighed in on reading to his daughter.  I firmly believe that he reminds ALL of us of some very important tips, whether we may be a mom or dad, grandparent, extended family member, teacher, or friend.  This is a MUST read!!

The Family That Reads Together . . . (aka What's In It For Me?):  A great article about how reading benefits the ENTIRE family!  We often read how it benefits a child, but you will want to read this if you are curious how it can affect us all!!

Jumping Off the Page with Social Reading:  I loved this post and cannot agree with the message that it sends!  In fact, it reminds me of a post that I wrote a while back called Books as Bridges, how books can create relationships between people in a variety of ways.

The Village Needs Reading Mentors:  Terry talks about her experience as a reading volunteer and provides information on how you may get involved in a similar program near you.  As someone who has worked as a reading "mentor" in the past, I would love to get involved in something like this again.  I just don't have the time at the moment to do so!  :(

There are some additional links that I recommend that you check out, but I am going to stop there today!  As I mentioned above, I have limited time and now it is time that I return to work!  I will hopefully be back this evening to answer the daily questions.  In the meantime, enjoy Day 1 of SAS-SAF!!!


  1. Thanks for spreading the word, Tif. I don't know how I'm going to get any work done today, with all of these fabulous posts to read.

  2. Wow Tif! We need you to be our PR person. What great summaries for the day! Woot!! Can't wait to see what prompt you pick from Writing About Reading.

  3. I can't believe I'm about to share this...but I probably need to get off the computer, because my eyes are giving out. I just read that as the many feces of reading!

  4. Thanks for the shout out, and for sharing your highlights on the share a story shape a future posts. The project is a wonderful gathering of community to make a difference in all our lives, and hey - that's what books do every day!

  5. Jen Robinson . . . You are welcome!! I stayed up so late last night to get all caught up on the posts!! They seem to just keep getting better!!

    Terry Doherty . . . I'm not sure I'm up for PR, but I did love reading through everything and writing my thoughts! You've got a great thing here and I hope to see it continue for many, many more years to come!!

    J.T. Oldfield . . . LOL!!! You completely crack me up!!! (Though I will admit that I did scroll back up to ensure that I really didn't type feces!!) :)

    Lee Wind . . . Very well said!! Books do make a difference in all our lives!! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. This is such a great post. I want to be more active in my community and literacy. Thanks for the links!

  7. Sheila (Bookjourney) . . . You are welcome!! And, best of luck in helping to spread the word locally!


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