There are plenty of online fun and games, but sometimes as parents we want to “unplug” the kids and get them away from their beloved screens.
Here is a collection of ideas that offers lots of fun, with no batteries or electricity required.
Literature in the Lives of Today’s Children – This page on the Rutgers University site offers ideas on engaging kids with real-world reading (a la cookbooks) and also talks about the role of books in our kids “media saturated lives” (via BookChook)
Read Across Riverside is a resource for parents and caregivers looking for ways to bring literacy concepts into their home. The focus on children in Kindergarten and first grade. There’s also a tab with events, too.
Songs for Literacy Learning – Scroll down on Mrs. Jones’ Sing Along page to find a WHOLE BUNCH of songs to sing along with your kids (via @sharnon007, February 2010)
Teaching Literacy Online – compiled list of 50 free online literacy games.
Who’s the Baker? – Valerie @ The Almost Librarian created this game when she was a student teacher. (The Almost Librarian, February 2010)