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Literacy and Social Justice

Today is World Day of Social Justice! This year’s theme is “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work“. Literacy, Social Justice and Inclusive Practice is a free course offered through The Open University. It focuses on significant debates related to teaching the technical aspects of literacy and debates related to becoming a ‘literate person’…. Read more

STEM starts early

STEM starts early is a new report that examines the state of STEM learning in early childhood. Researchers and educators agree – through their playful learning, young children demonstrate a readiness for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. And, STEM learning should start early for greatest benefit. Young children are quite capable of doing,… Read more

World Read Aloud Day

Today is World Read Aloud Day! It’s a day to celebrate the power of words and emphasize the right the literacy. It’s also a good time to remember Mem Fox’s Read-Aloud Commandments. They focus on enjoyment, frequency and repetition. Please read aloud every day because you just adore being with your child, not because it’s… Read more

Building a Strong Vocabulary -Books and an app

Building a Strong Vocabulary is a new series of books from New Readers Press to help student expand their vocabulary by using context clues to clarify meaning, analyzing words parts and word definitions, and practicing using words in a variety of exercises. Building a Strong Vocabulary for Life Skills (reading level 4-6) includes 12 units… Read more

International Book Giving Day

Today is International Book Giving Day! The aim of the day is to increase children’s access to and enthusiasm for books. You are invited to: Gift a book to a friend or family member (great idea for Valentine’s Day) Leave a book in a waiting room for children to read Donate a gently used or… Read more

Kids & Family Reading Report

The Kids & Family Reading Report is an American survey of children ages 6 to 17 and their parents. It explores attitudes and behaviours around books and reading. The 6th edition has been released. The following two infographics summarize the findings around what parents and children want in children’s books and how children find books… Read more

Spatial Reasoning

Spatial thinking or reasoning involves the location and movement of things in space, either mentally or physically. It uses a number of concepts, tools and processes. Spatial skills are important to the development of math skills and can be supported at an early age. To learn more about spatial reasoning and math, read Why Spatial… Read more

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day!  This year’s theme is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. A special focus is placed on a safer and better internet for children and young people. The following video takes a closer look at some of the risks associated with using social networks and gives practical tips and… Read more

What’s Hot in Literacy

What are the important issues in literacy today? What is getting the most attention? The International Literacy Association revised their What’s Hot in Literacy report to a larger scale, international survey of literacy issues. And this is what they found: In addition to identifying the top hot and important issues, they came up with 5… Read more