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Weekend Links: Mixing Books and Activities

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Weekend Links

It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share with my readers all the wonderful and inspiring things that I have come across in the course of my weekly Internet travels.  With cold weather and shorter days looming, thoughts are turning to family friendly activities that can promote learning through play. Here’s some that caught my eye this week.

As you know, Jump Into a Book all about encouraging reading and learning through play, inspire a generation of readers and provide ways of families to savor the moments between the pages of a book. That being said, I love it when I find other blogger providing wonderful activities that compliment a favorite book.

Guest blogger at Library Adventures Tara Mitchell offered up this breathtaking Stellaluna Themed Mixed-Media Art Project. You really need to take a look at this!

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For me, it’s hard to look at The Gruffalo and NOT smile.

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First published in 1999, The Gruffalo is written by UK Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It has grown into a worldwide phenomenon and brand. This week I not only discovered a great round-up of Graffalo activites from Educator’s Spin on It…but a whole Pinterest Board full too!

 

JIAB fav Jacquie from KCEdventures has a great post about Exploring Greek Mythology. Any of us with kids in the “middle reader” category know how wildly popular Percy Jackson is. Check out Jacquie’s article on Exploring Ancient Greece & Greek Mythology with Kids

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And lastly, here’s my reminder about BookBoard Book’s Shelf-of-the-Week: Singable Books! We are really loving the endless choices from the book subscription service for kids called BookBoard. If you are looking for a fun fresh way to keep your little readers engaged and reading-BookBoard is a perfect solution.

Bookboard’s goal is to create motivated readers, and we do this by re-imagining story time for today’s digital age. As kids read, they’re rewarded by unlocking new books to add to their collections. This will encourage your kids will keep coming back to unlock the next story again and again.

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P.s Here’s a little reminder why reading to our kids is so important!

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