Children and Families
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Ecology of Learning
An ecology of learning includes the places and interactions that offer opportunities for learning, development, and achievement throughout a person’s life. This environment inspires exploration, creativity, connections with others, and support in mastering skills at home, and in school, the community, and digital spaces. To see snapshots of how schools and communities around the world… Read more
The Roots of Reading Videos
Have you seen these videos? Well worth a look – or a second look! The Vancouver Public Library has created The Roots of Reading, a series of videos for parents and caregivers on early language and literacy development. There’s an introductory video and then separate videos for talking, singing, playing, reading and writing. In addition,… Read more
Decoda’s Summer Reading 2019 – Natasha
I’ve always been an avid reader but this season of my life has been marked with a new genre of literature: children’s books. Since my toddler was born we have spent a portion of the day devoted to reading. As he’s aged he’s become more selective of which books he wants to read and which… Read more
Links to Literacy
Here’s this week’s sample of interesting online articles: An Entrepreneurial Mindset Beats Coding Skills How Language and Climate Connect How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round Learning About How Families Connect Learning Across Boundaries Our new report finds that author visits to schools boosts children and young people’s literacy The Tamarack Institute ENGAGE!… Read more
How to Spot Fake News
Need a simple reminder for how to spot fake news? Here’s a poster from the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) with 8 steps. You are encouraged to print and share it. Bonus! This poster is available in more than 38 languages. Can you spot fake news? Test your skills by playing Factitious.
Building Babies’ Brains Through Play
Did you know that the most important interactions you have with a child can happen through play?
Here’s another reminder of a great resource! Are you working with refugee women who have experienced trauma? Here’s a resource for you. The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) has published Trauma-Informed EAL: PIRS Teacher’s Guide to Trauma-Informed English as an Additional Language. Here’s what the curriculum designer, Diana Jefferies, has to say about the approach:… Read more
Decoda’s Summer Reading 2019 – Margaret
Links to Literacy
Even though our weekly information update, This Week in the Field, is taking a summer break, there’s still lots of literacy news and information to share. Here’s a collection of assorted links to literacy to browse: At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study… Read more
Why Children Should Read
Today’s blog post combines two things we like – infographics and quotes. These quotes apply to adults, too!