Friday, March 8, 2013

Get Kids Reading This Spring!

Check Out Great Reading Resources for Spring!

If you are looking for ways to engage even the most reluctant reader to enjoy a few great books this spring, be sure to check out RIF's free and easy-to-print activity guide, filled with fun ideas like "Books for Breakfast" and the "1,2 Buckle My Shoe" rhyming game. To print RIF's Spring Ahead with Reading Fun Guide, click here

Another excellent resource for getting kids excited about reading is "Growing a Spring Garden: Cultivating Plants and Your Child's Literacy Skills" by Mary Brigid Barrett, on the NCBLA's website This extensive article provides some great ideas for getting kids reading AND active, such as looking at seed and garden catalogs with your child, planning a spring garden, and creating a garden sketchbook and journal.

And don't forget your local library! Your library's children's and YA librarians can help you sort the stacks for the best books for your kids!