NATIONAL SUMMER LEARNING WEEK
Donalyn Miller talkes about the importance of choice in summer reading in this opinion piece from School Library Journal: "If required summer reading doesn’t really work, what does? Access to books and the ability to choose what you want to read are the two factors consistently linked to both reading achievement and the development of intrinsic reading motivation..."
BIG BODY PLAY
From the ALSC blog: "[Big body play] encompasses all forms of play that use large, whole body movements such as jumping, skimping, running, rolling, and climbing. As children spend more time sitting and immobile than previous generations (Active Living Research, 2014), with shorter recess times, educators, caregivers, and librarians have the opportunity to support physical activity through play-based programs and activities..."
FOR YOUR RADAR
Book Riot rounds up over 150 new YA releases from now through September. Check it out!