Tool Time Rewind: A Month in Review at Literacy Toolbox

November was Family Literacy Month.  I began Literacy Toolbox last year (yep, totally missed my blog birthday!) with a month of posts about family literacy in honor of Family Literacy Month.  I figured why not do the same this year?

Tips to Increase Family Literacy

What can families do together to promote literacy?  Here are six tips.  Read aloud together is the number one thing to do in my opinion!

Fun Ways to Encourage Literacy as a Family

Two “real-world” ways to encourage literacy in your house: label, label, label and Supermarket Scavenger Hunt.

My Go-To Online Literacy Resources

Do you go online to find literacy resources to help your children at home?  Here are four of my go-to online resources I use to encourage literacy at home.

“We-View” Wednesday: The Butt Book

My son and I read The Butt Book by Artie Bennett and reviewed it for our monthly “We-View” Wednesday link up.  I’m still working on the link-up part and hope to have others join us as soon as I become familiar and comfortable with linky options.  In the meantime, check out what my son’s thoughts were on this very funny book about butts!

In the Pages of a Book: Celebrating Your Family by Terry Doherty

This is a wonderful guest post from my friend Terry from The Reading Tub.  She shares her thoughts on finding your family in books.  Families come in all shapes and sizes.  Is yours represented in a book?

Family Literacy: “Fall Fun” Family Reading Night

I hosted my daughter’s preschool’s 4th Family Reading Night.  I’m happy to say it was another success!  We read to perform a task and students and their families created fall themed crafts, heard the director read aloud, ate a few snacks, and went home with a free book!

And that is Tool Time Rewind for the month of November.

As we become firmly ensconced in the holiday season, I wanted to take some time next month to spotlight literacy organizations that work to help get books into the hands of children that need them!

And don’t forget: ”We-View” Wednesday is back! The third Wednesday of every month is reserved for reviews of books you read with your children.  Share yours and your child’s thoughts on the book!  To participate, please email me [dlittle [at] linkstoliteracy [dot] com] your review by the Sunday prior.  I hope you will join us!

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3 Responses to “Tool Time Rewind: A Month in Review at Literacy Toolbox”

  1. Madeline Says:

    So many wonderful ideas here. Thanks for your hard work pulling this together.

    Madeline
    http://madforreading.blospot.com

  2. Chris (@Book_Dads) Says:

    I look forward to your month in review posts because I’m not always able to catch all your posts during the month. Thanks for doing this!!

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