As Terry said yesterday, it all starts with raising readers. By surrounding children with text and stories, we are helping them blossom into the readers they can and should be. So maybe yesterday you decided to set aside some time every day or so to read with your children. But now you are overwhelmed- where do you begin? How do you find books to read? How do you know what books your child will enjoy sharing with you?
Today’s bloggers have fantastic ideas and suggestions for selecting reading material for different age groups. Whether you need booklists, story ideas for pre-readers, help selecting books for middle graders, or ways to incorporate your love of non-fiction into read-aloud time, there is something for everyone today. So grab a cup of coffee, maybe a snack, and sit back to enjoy the amazing posts today. We even have some giveaways for you!
As posts go live, I will add the links.
Day 2: Selecting Reading Material
- Eeny, Meeny, Miny, May- Which Book Do I Choose Today? The ABCs of Reading: Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers – Valerie Baartz on The Almost Librarian
- Share a Story – Shape a Future….with Non-fiction! – Mary Lee Hahn of A Year of Reading, hosted by the Stenhouse blog
More Great Sites about Selecting Reading Material
- Helping Kids Choose Books– A quick guide from Scholastic Parents.
- Reading Tips and Choosing Books from Reach Out and Read
- A Public Information Campaign for Read-Aloud @ Jen Robinson’s Book Page
- ReadKiddoRead from James Patterson- Author James Patterson was a reluctant reader himself. His new website is full of great booklists, readalikes, and suggestions for kids. A great website for parents, teachers, and kids!
Do you have suggestions for selecting reading material? Throughout the day, I’ll be reading through the comments to post ideas here. If you have written a post, please be sure to put your link in the comment. We invite you to visit the Share a Story – Shape a Future blog to get the event image to add to your post.
image credit: Author/illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba created the Share a Story – Shape a Future logo.