Your nightly reading routine doesn’t have to be a drag for you or your kiddos this school year. In fact, it can be the best part of your day! To keep your kids interested and engaged while you're reading, practice these quick tips during storytime:
From Pool Time to School Time: How To Make the Switch from Summer to School as Painless as Possible
With school right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about trading in your pool floaties for pencils and the ice cream for apples.
In the fall of 2017, Book Trust set audacious goals for the upcoming school year – bringing our program to new communities, delving deeper into how and why our program works, and securing significant financial commitments to support this work in the current year and into the future.
Wise Words from Winnie the Pooh:
Ways to Engage Your Kids Before Seeing the New Christopher Robin Movie in Theaters
This summer have your kiddos grab their chalk and head outside to the sidewalk! Transform a classic summer pastime into a fun learning experience for you and your kids with these three literacy-inspired sidewalk games.
As you probably know by now, Book Trust does not normally encourage screen time, but rather gives solutions to educate and entertain away from video games and television. Just this one time, we are going to suggest utilizing some screen time to share new lessons with your children (since we all know a little movie watching is inevitable over summer break).
It’s time to say a fond farewell to CEO Amy Friedman, who has been at the helm of Book Trust for over seven years. As was often our experience, Amy says it best – please enjoy her final blog post.
This summer, get the family together or call over your kids' friends and start a game night (or day) together. Board games are a great way to challenge your youngsters' minds and practice a little math or reading. Plus, who doesn't love a little friendly competition!
Summer's in full swing and July is right around the corner! Leverage everyone's excitement around the upcoming holiday to sneak in some patriotic-themed educational activities throughout the next week.
Texting is cool and all, but the excitement around finding an old-school, snail mail letter in the mailbox can’t be beat! Inspire your little writer to send letters to a cousin who lives across the country, craft a card for a neighbor, or color a picture for a best friend from school.