Did you know that 15 of every 100 people in Alabama reach adulthood without ever learning how to read? Illiteracy is widespread, a problem in every community,not limited to race, religion or socioeconomic class. Encouraging our youth to become better Readers and Writers is my passion, and with this blog I hope to give parents and educators ideas on how to help their children become efficient in literacy.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Children's Book of the Week! February 22
by: B.G. Hennessey
With the Winter Olympics going full force this week, share this moment with your child by reading a book or two on the Olympics!
Plot: This softbound picture book is an entertaining and straightforward account for four- to eight-year-olds that I think older children will also enjoy. The colorful artwork by Michael Chesworth ranges from full page scenes of the Olympics to a series of small illustrations depicting individual athletes preparing for the Olympics.
Visit this website for some fun activities that will get you and your child excited about Olympic activity!