A new Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, The Family Bookshelf, and Rasco from RIF is now available at Rasco from RIF. Over the month of June, Carol Rasco, Terry Doherty, and I have collected content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and suggestions for growing bookworms. Carol has all of the details here.
I especially liked the story about a program that's putting books in the back of taxi cabs in Cairo (link from Jenny Schwartzberg). Also interesting: two different posts about how family moves affect children's literacy (and how reading can help reduce the stress of the move).
Also not to be missed are articles about “Prioritizing Early Childhood Education: We Can’t Afford to Wait” and Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Carol has a bunch of posts with suggestions for growing bookworms in this roundup. I hope you'll take a few minutes to check them out. Thanks for reading, and for caring about children's literacy. Terry or I will be back mid-month with the next children's literacy and reading news roundup.