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The June/July issue of Scholastic Parent and Child is out now, and in it are two of my recent articles. The first, "Opting-Out is In, But Does it Work?" contains the opinions of three experts who weigh in on the issue. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand to see the opinions of Bob…Continue
Keep children reading over the summer to prevent a loss of skills known as the "summer slide." Encourage them to select their own books to see that reading is a pleasurable activity and to motivate them to become lifelong learners and readers.
The ALA, American Library Association has released suggested summer reading lists to help you get started.…Continue
An editor I know is looking for an educator to comment on "number partners" or "graphing/ungraphing." If you have expertise with either of those, and would like to be quoted in a national parenting magazine, please email bookgirlblogger(at)gmail(dot)com.
Happy reading and quoting,
We've all had them, class clowns. The April issue of Scholastic Parent and Child contains my "Field Guide to Class Clowns." One of the most interesting and affirming things that I learned while researching this piece, is that it would be very unusual for a parent to be completely surprised when a teacher tells them their child is a class clown. Parents would typically see "clowning" behavior at soccer practice, karate, or any other social situation. Here is a sneak peek at the…Continue