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Book Truck Is Helping Combat Negative Stereotypes

Book Truck Is Helping Combat Negative Stereotypes

Book Truck Is Helping Combat Negative Stereotypes Black Wordschoolers is a bookmobile filled with stories from Black authors. It’s helping students learn to repel stereotypes and raise literacy rates. It may look like an ice cream truck, but what’s inside Natalie Pipkin’s creation may be far sweeter. “We have a variety of baby board books,” Pipkin said. “Some are bilingual.”…

Ten Ways to Make Summer Reading Fantastically Fun

Ten Ways to Make Summer Reading Fantastically Fun

Ten Ways to Make Summer Reading Fantastically Fun   By Arielle Haughee Summer is a time for fun and also a time when kids can regress in their reading skills. That’s why reading is essential for this time of year. It can be tough to pry kids away from screens and get their noses into books, but we’ve corralled a…

5 ways to support children’s early literacy skills and build family connections this summer

5 ways to support children’s early literacy skills and build family connections this summer

5 ways to support children’s early literacy skills and build family connections this summer   With the end of the school year here, parents, caregivers and educators may find themselves reflecting on another turbulent year in education. For researchers of children’s literacy, year-end reflections may prompt discussions of the “summer slide” — children’s loss of knowledge over summer break, particularly…