Hi Friends of R2K!
February Reading Clubs
It looks like this weekend's Reading Clubs are quite the Valentine's Day
destination: we're already nearly full at Gratts and Magnolia, and Esperanza and
Noble both only have a few spots left. Be sure to
click here sign
up today if you're set on attending Saturday's clubs!
This month's teacher-selected books are wonderfully written and illustrated.
Click here for a
link to this month's books and craft ideas! From Horace and Morris but
Mostly Dolores to Julius, it's a month of fun, "friendship"-themed
Back by popular demand, here are some reading tips! For a complete
list of tips, please
For tips on encouraging skill development,
Craft time is a great time to encourage the development of fine motor skills
such as drawing, tracing, and cutting. When children are having difficulty with
these important skills, they may not want to participate in craft time or, they
may be embarrassed to bring their finished product home.
For tips on how to do a "picture walk", please
The "picture walk" is a simple technique that is extremely effective for
getting children, especially younger ones, ready for a fun reading experience!
For tips on the Shared Reading format, please
In our monthly reading clubs, "Shared Reading" does not mean "having the kids
take turns reading aloud." Learn how to share the enjoyment of reading with
children by allowing them to follow along as you read aloud in an enthusiastic
and expressive manner.
I hope these suggestions are helpful for you as you prepare for the clubs
this Saturday! Be sure to vote for your favorite t-shirt before the Saturday deadline by clicking
here. Hope to see you on V-Day!
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)