Originally, this week’s posts were supposed to be devoted to kids and reading. By the way, just this once, is it okay for me to refer to kids as "kids?" I ask because whenever parents, or teachers, casually refer to their children/students as kids, it doesn’t bother me, one bit. Let me know on the "kid" issue.
Now, for my delayed post.
Okay, so I absolutely LOVE, and feel like doing somersaults (
don’t picture that scene), when I get my hands on a book that serves as a USEFUL TOOL! It makes me giddy. You know those books. The ones you order 10 copies of and give them away as gifts.
<—–Well…this is it!
The Parent-Child Book Club: Connecting With Your Kids Through Reading by Melissa Stoller and Marcy Winkler, Horizon Line Publishing, NY, 2009)
Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or a librarian, when it comes to motivating young learners to read, The Parent-Child Book Club has brilliant and easy-to-use suggestions.
Stoller and Winkler walk you through the steps on how-to-start a book club, and EVERY page has its own resources and guidelines.
Okay, are you ready?
Here are my favorite chapters:
Conducting the Book Club and the First Book Club Meeting
Theme-Related Projects, Activities, Puzzles, Games…
Creating Thoughtful Questions and Discussions
*TONS* of Parent-Child Book Club Resources
About the Authors comes via Horizon Line Publishing
Melissa Stoller is a freelance writer. She has written more than 30 articles on family-related topics. Before beginning her writing career, Melissa taught early childhood education as well as law school legal writing. She also served as a law school career counselor and practiced law for several years. Melissa is an Advisory Board Member of the Children’s Aid Society, Rhinelander Children’s Center. She earned a B.A. from Wells College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Melissa lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters, ages 12, 9, and 3.
Marcy Winkler is a research librarian for a major investment bank, and was the Director of Graduate Recruiting at Barnard College. Marcy earned a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from New York University Law School, and a Master of Library Science from Queens College. Marcy lives in New York City with her husband and three children, ages 13, 10 and 6.