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Parents, do you want your child to rock as a reader? Of course you do! Me too! So, I’m thrilled to share a super new resource to help you raise your own rock-star readers.
Amy Mascott of Teach Mama, and Allison McDonald, of No Time for Flashcards have teamed to up to write Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips to Help Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading. I was lucky enough to get an early copy, and I can promise you it’s excellent. Truly, a must-have guide for parents, teachers and anyone who works with kids!
I could probably give you 75 reasons to hurry and get your hands on this book, but instead I’ll just go with my favorite 7.5!
- Amy and Allison are pros! They’ve sharpened their skills in the classroom and with their own children, and they know what it takes to make literacy learning fun and effective.
- It’s quick to read and to use. I love creative literacy activities but we honestly don’t have the time for elaborate learning experiences each day. And I’m pretty sure you don’t either. Here’s the great news… Short and simple routines and activities are all you need to raise a strong reader. You’ll love how this book makes it so fast to find and implement an easy new tip or trick to boost your child’s love of reading during the five minute drive to school or during the bedtime routine at night.
- User friendly! The ideas included in this book are things everyone can do. You don’t need fancy supplies or training.
- The activities are fun! This stuff is kid-tested. You won’t find anything boring here! -Just a variety of enjoyable ideas for new readers, struggling readers, solid readers, and everyone in between.
- The book is fun for grownups too. Both authors have a great sense of humor, and they don’t take themselves too seriously. They know a ton about literacy and child development, but they never talk down to their readers. It’s like getting advice from your smart and funny friends!
- It will make YOU an expert. Wondering when your child should be able to say his “r” sound correctly? You’ll find out! Wondering what you should say when your child is stuck on a word? This book will help!
- It inspires family literacy fun. Clap out the syllables in family names. Play Rhyming Go Fish on your next family game night. Make placemats for the family table so you can all read while you munch. I love any home learning activity that seamlessly integrates learning time with family time, and this book is chock full of them.
And for the .5 reason: Amy and Allison are just all-around great gals. I know being nice doesn’t make you an expert, but fortunately they’re both. They’ve each shared their expertise for years with their devoted blog readers and they truly want to help parents and kids. So, I’d say that’s (at least) worth the .5!