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!!!