Thursday, January 10, 2008

Helping Struggling Readers

The kidlitosphere ROCKS. You see, Jen Robinson at Jen Robinson's Book Page has this really cool, month-long gig at PBS Parents. She's the featured expert this month and is discussing reading, book recommendations, and more with parents. Yesterday, two parents asked for her advice with their kids who are struggling with reading. Jen gave some great advice but felt like she wanted to give them more, so she sent out a message to the Kidlitosphere members asking if we had any advice. (The kidlitosphere is a Yahoo discussion group for teachers, librarians, authors, and bloggers who read and write about children's books.)

Anyway, many many people gave wonderful suggestions, and Jen compiled all of it and posted it here and here.

When I decided to start my little 'ol blog a couple of months ago, I didn't realize that such a wonderful community of people existed, and I'm so glad to know that there are so many people out there who are so passionate about reading, and literacy, and children's books.

Jen is going to be at PBS for the rest of the month, so be sure to stop by and ask her a question, tell her about your favorite children's books, or leave a comment.


  1. Thanks, Jill! And thanks for contributing to the discussion that led to the article, too. You input helped a lot. I'm so glad that you did decide to start your blog, and found the rest of the Kidlitosphere.

  2. Yeah, isn't it amazing what is out there? I am so excited, as a teacher, to find suggestions and thoughts from others excited about reading! Thanks for sharing your thoughts so freely through the blog.

  3. majteach,
    Yes, I continue to be amazed by all of the wonderful people out there who are so passionate about reading. Thank YOU for visiting!