Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Just a few topics on this relatively light week: #BoardBooks, #BookLists, #KidLitCon, #Phonics, #SandraBoynton, #SchoolLibrarians, #ScreenTime, parenting, reading, schools, writing. No roundup next week - my daughter has school vacation and I don't expect to spend much time online. Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Top Tweet of the Week
Sandra Boynton Writes Children’s Books That Don’t Condescend - @warren_bass @WSJ ow.ly/mUIg30qg8a5#kidlit #BoardBooks
The Absolute Best #PictureBooks about Friendship | #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/RgBj30qgwap | Our fave from the list is Maddi's Fridge
Events, Programs + Research
#KidLitCon (March 27-28 in Ann Arbor, MI) announces 2nd Keynote Speaker @arreechung | @KidLitCon ow.ly/qC3I30qg5B3#kidlit #YA
#KidLitCon 2020 Session: #YALit: Who Is Our Audience? | @KidLitCon ow.ly/BWHU30qhqNX#writing @aquafortis + more
Parenting, Play, and Screen Time
More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch. @debbietruong @washingtonpost ow.ly/lqhB30qgib7 | Personally, I think the pendulum has shifted too far towards #ScreenTime in #Schools
#ScreenTime and the Brain | This is a balanced piece from @harvardmed w/ concrete tips from @mediatrician for minimizing device impact on sleep, family relationships + creativity https://t.co/jVnC8e3WrZ?amp=1
Schools and Libraries
Thoughts from @pernilleripp On Honoring Student #WritingIdentity | Write your own imperfect models + show kids how to make them better, e.g. ow.ly/bORZ30qfRd6
A former #HighSchool Principal on the Nonnegotiable Role of #SchoolLibrarians | @scottabeck @NASSP | Nurturing 21st century skills, helping students think + grow, + lots more ow.ly/wVNy30qg5DO
There Are Four Foundational #Reading Skills. Why Do We Only Talk About #Phonics ? @EdWeekOpinion via @MindShiftKQED https://t.co/ckKiCwwGGe?amp=1
Is Character – “Caught” Or “Taught”? – @EmmaELYoung @ResearchDigest looks at recent efforts to include moral + civic virtues in #education ow.ly/VoLN30qhqRH@JubileeCentre1
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