Category Archives: Literacy

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

You know how I love reading, libraries, and encourage literacy, so you know I am all in on this month’s celebration of all those things. Being a theatre kid and a singer, I am extra tickled with this year’s theme: LET YOUR IMAGINATION SINGAT THE LIBRARY! “A library card can be a rite of passage for your child, giving them

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September Is Disease Literacy Month

Knowledge is power and understanding about one’s chronic illness is vital. More so, it is an important aspect of the overall patient care. If you don’t know what’s happening with your body, you may not know the right things to tell your medical staff or what treatment options you have available or should attempt. September’s a time to encourage people

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#DidYouKnow – Songwriting & Poetry

Did you know that songwriting and poetry both have rhythm, rhyme, or both? Both are intended to make their audience feel something. There are many styles to both, but they remain paralleled to one another, nonetheless. These two art forms have always walked hand-in-hand through time. Poetry was the most popular form of storytelling, and it was often put to

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#DidYouKnow – AUDIOBOOKS

Most people aren’t aware of this, but did you know that audiobooks have been around since 1877? Yep, that’s right. They were first created by the famous inventor Thomas Edison. With the advent of his phonograph (the precursor to the record player), he effectively brought forth the audiobook by reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Now, I am not a

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Let’s Talk With Author Kelly Brakenhoff!

My Interview with KELLY BRAKENHOFF! I worked with OH kids (I am certain they use a different term today) while I was in school and took ASL as my second language during college.  Understanding the need for inclusion and the desire to eliminate all prejudices, I am honored to chat with you, and introduce you to my readers.  Thank you

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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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Literacy Through Music & Poetry

Did you know that music and poetry have walked hand-in-hand throughout time? Perhaps if you consider the minstrel it will be more evident. Did you know that rhythm in language helps develop readers? That’s right – it is an important part of literacy. In antiquity, poetry (which was the popular form of storytelling and communal entertainment) was put to music or sung. Today. FOLK poetry and FOLK

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