On a road trip, we stopped to eat at the Bayside Restaurant in Westport, MA. and I was thrilled to see this literacy area for children. Many restaurants provide crayons and a pre-drawn image for little ones, but the Bayside offered children the opportunity to draw freely, illustrate and caption a picture, a place to post creations, and a wonderful choice of books to read. Maybe this idea will catch on. Spread the word!
Our followers might enjoy listening to any of the eight 30-minute segments which may be downloaded on the NPR Humankind series: Educating the Whole Child at http://www.humanmedia.org/catalog/program.php?cPath=73&products_id=139 Some highlights include character development, celebrating heroes, the importance of folklore, diversity, and the value of education.
Kathleen and Brenda are Reading Specialists who love teaching literacy skills and strategies.