Category Archives: Holidays & Observances

Readers – May’s MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Mental illness/disorders have often been misunderstood throughout history. Even now, with our modern technology and medical science, there is much to be learned. More so, there’s still a lot of work for the negative perceptions about mental illness to be overcome so the stigma associated with it no longer prevents proper diagnosis or treatment.

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It’s National Tell A Fairy Tale Day

Fairy tales… they are part of our oral histories – myths and legends. Often, there’s a spark of truth woven into the fabric of the stories. Though we don’t hold the same standards today as we once had, fairy tales were often used to teach morals or some kind of lesson. They were frequently used as guides for how children

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Early February Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

Reading Aloud Builds Literacy During early February, over 173 countries now celebrate what the non-profit organization LitWorld created in 2010. This holiday – event – observance is sponsored by Scholastic each year, and this year, we celebrate it on February 2nd. In honor of this celebration, Scholastic is hosting a FREE virtual event from Jan 31st through Feb 2nd and they’ve put together

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Braille Literacy – Celebrate Reading

Braille… it isn’t a language, but a reading system that generally involves the use of both hands. Think about that for a moment. Writing is a way of representing language while braille is tool for allow visually impaired to read the written word. Is that as profound to you as it is to me? Humans have such a passion for

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