LITERACY IN THE NEWS
From NPR: "The National Book Foundation has partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a literacy program aimed at getting books into the hands of kids and adults living in public housing..."
From the ASLC blog: "Think about how often we rely on visual cues to support daily activities: bathroom signs, maps, exit signs, street signs, even the assembly instructions for new IKEA furniture... Each day, we encounter photographs, symbols, animations, videos, objects, graphs, and drawings that help us understand meaning quickly and easily without relying on text. Why not incorporate the same principles into our children’s programming?"
FUN RA FOR TEENS
From Teen Services Underground: "This summer I utilized fortune tellers for book recommendations. Each fortune teller is a different color and genre. On the outside of the fortune teller it has character’s names from that genre from books, movies, and TV shows. Once they spell their character’s name, then choose their number, they open the fortune teller and get a suggestion from that genre. If the book is checked out, there is a suggestion to use the book list to locate another title..."
TOP 100 BOARD BOOKS
Are your board books looking a little tired? Update your collection with the help of Betsy Bird's crowd-sourced countdown of the Top 100 Board Books!