Are you taking part in the 2012 Positive Parental Participation Challenge?
I got a great suggestion from Jennifer, one of the parents reading to her child every day. She thought it would help if we set aside a page each month for parents to bookmark and return to as they read picture books and do other activities with their kids. That would make it easier for me to keep track of the comments when it comes time to award the picture book prize at the end of each month.
So this will be the post/page reserved for January comments. Don’t worry if you comment on a different page though…I will definitely count all of the comments that pertain to the picture books and activities. Jennifer, I really appreciate the feedback and will send a picture book out to you for your help!
I was visiting several new blogs recently, as part of Susannah Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday and the Comment Challenge from MotherReader and Lee Wind. The problem with visiting and commenting on so many blogs is that you forget where you were. Anyway, on one of these fantastic blogs, I saw a quote that I’ve always loved. If you recognize it as one that is posted on your blog, please let me know so I can thank you.
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install,
A lovely bookcase on the wall.”
Roald Dahl, prolific author of children’s books, is best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. If you want to find out more about him or his books, you can visit his amazing website.
Does your family watch a lot of TV? I’m not saying that all TV is bad…there are definitely some worthwhile educational shows for kids…PBS has some wonderful offerings…not just kid’s programming…the music specials are fantastic!
But what else could you all be doing if you turned it off? Join the Challenge…and if you don’t have young children, please pass along this link to others that do. I will thank you now in advance…their children will thank you years from now when they are doing well in school and loving reading!
No Rules…Just Read!
- Two Versions of a Picture Book Spread (illustratorsforkids.wordpress.com)
- Project 365 and the 2012 Positive Parental Participation Challenge (viviankirkfield.wordpress.com)
- Picture Perfect Book Friday: The Kissing Hand (viviankirkfield.wordpress.com)