Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Parenting Tip - September is International Literacy Month

September is International Literacy month!  What a great reminder about the importance of reading.


With school in full swing, children are studying and learning and reading.  But don't forget about reading as a family.  You can give your children fond memories and the gift of knowledge and success just by reading aloud.

This site has a list of 100 best books for children listed by age groups.

Jim Trelease, the advocate for reading aloud to children, has a great website with lots of information for parents.

This site offers a list of all the Newberry Award Books from 1922 to present.

Here is a list of all the Caldecott Winners 1938 to present.

The International Children's Digital Library is a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world.

 May your children be able to say....."richer than I you can never be --I had a Mother who read to me.

Thanks for "reading"!




  1. I met Jim Trelease after going to one of his lectures, which was fabulous, just like his books! The more kids I have, the less I read with them--how do I get back to reading more to them?

  2. I heard him lecture too, it was so good!!! How do you read more to the kids? It's hard to find the time. Maybe you could start the bedtime routine a little earlier, so you could read at night, or read during or after dinner. How about on Sundays or on a road trip?

    It counts as reading to your kids even if it's on a once a week basis, not a nightly basis. Or on a trip basis.




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