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SHOWERS OF BOOKS

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

As the saying goes....


April showers bring May flowers.


Now is the perfect time to shower your child with books!


Step 5 of the Ten Steps to Reading Success Parent Workshop is:


Create a Print Rich Environment


Are you looking for a way to cultivate the reading habit? Here are tips to get started:

  • Surround your child with books and reading material.

  • Let your child help decorate a cozy place to read.

  • Make reading time an enjoyable experience instead of a chore.

  • Give books as gifts for the holidays and birthdays.

I would love to share more tips and strategies to support your child's literacy skills! Join the next virtual Ten Steps to Reading Success Workshop on April 24 at 4PM/EST. To register, click the button below.




April is also a time to celebrate National Poetry Month. Let your child's creative juices flow! Check out these tips to increase the joy of reading poetry.

  • Read the poem slowly.

  • Listen to the rhythm.

  • Discuss the author's word choice.

  • Let imagination take over.

MY TOP POETRY/PROSE PICKS


Life Doesn't Frighten Me - Maya Angelou

The Crossover - Kwame Alexander

Hip Hop Speaks to Children - Nikki Giovanni

Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson

I Am Enough - Grace Byers


Let's grow joyful readers!



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