Sunday, April 12, 2009

Read Together 2009

Here's one for all you parents out there.

Jennifer over at the Snapshot blog challenges us to Read Together. Set yourself a goal for reading with your kids in the month of April and try to meet it throughout the month. She suggests expanding your reading time, trying new genres, or making an effort to read with older kids.

By the way, I'm posting this on my picture book/early literacy blog, but she also would like to see parents reading to their middle graders and even teenagers. I think many parents think these ages can read for themselves, so they wouldn't be willing to listen to Mom and Dad's voice. But just because they're older doesn't mean reading together isn't still a good time. You might have to talk them into it.

Credit for the find goes to Jen Robinson, of course.

1 comment:

Jen Robinson said...

The "of course" at the end made me laugh, Maureen. Thanks! I do think that Jennifer's challenge is a good one, and I'm glad to see you spreading the word about it.